A French gilt bronze and marble figural three piece clock garniture
after a model by Jean Baptist Joseph I Debay (1779-1863, French)
E. Vittoz & Cie, Paris
second half 19th century
The enamel dial with Roman numerals indistinctly inscribed E. Vittoz et Cie a Paris, time and strike movement stamped Fabrique de E. Vittoz & Cie a Paris, housed within a rectangular pedestal with incurved corners flanked by standing putti, one with finger to mouth gesturing for silence, the other holding flowers, surmounted by the figure of Cupid with a quiver of arrows strapped across the back, kneeling on the ground and aiming a bow, signed JEAN DEBAY, all raised on eight toupie feet; the en suite tazzae with figural standard modeled as a putto kneeling on a lily pad and supporting a circular shell on the head, all on a square plinth with incurved corners.
height of clock 17¼in (44cm); height of compotes 9½in (24cm)
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