A fine early 19th century French ormolu mantel clock  Champion, Rue de La Feuillade, a Paris
Lot 80
A fine early 19th century French ormolu mantel clock Champion, Rue de La Feuillade, a Paris
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,900 - 8,200

Lot Details
A fine early 19th century French ormolu mantel clock
Champion, Rue de La Feuillade, a Paris
the case depicting Hebe and the eagle of Jupiter set on top of a drum case on a shaped plinth applied with a pair of winged lions, snake-entwined torches and other Classical motifs, the sub base further set with a Bacchanalian scene between two urns, on a shaped base with cast toupie feet, the signed white enamel 4.5 inch dial with Roman hours, Arabic quarter hours and moon hands, the plates of circular form with a flattened lower edge, the anchor escapement with silk suspension and outside countwheel strike on a bell 46cms (18ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    A European noble family.

    Champion is listed as working in the Rue de la Feuillade, Paris circa 1810.

    Hebe, the daughter of Jupiter and Juno, was the Greek goddess of youth. She was a handmaiden to the gods and married Hercules after his ascent to Olympus. This clock shows her having poured nectar into a cup from which Jupiter's eagle is about to drink. Jupiter was the supreme ruler of the gods and mortals. He was god of the sky; the eagle and thunderbolt are among his attributes.
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