Deverberie & Comp. Invet. Fecit, Paris. "The Huntress"
The central woman seated on a tasselled cushion and wearing a matt and burnished feather headdress and skirt, strapped sandals and beads at her neck and arms, in her left hand she carries a large gilt bow, a quiver of arrows sit over her back and a faithful hound eagerly awaits by her side; held aloft on a sedan chair by four boys walking forwards with joined hands, all mounted on a plinth with beaded edge, the frieze applied with interlaced hunting horns framing busts of boar, dogs and a stag, raised on hairy paw feet. The five inch white enamel dial with outer minute track, each quarter hour marked in Arabic numerals, each hour marked with a Roman figure and gilt star, under matching pierced hands. The large circular movement with silk suspended pendulum and large outside countwheel strike on a bell. Ticking and striking. With pendulum and a winding key,
58cms (22.5ins) high
P. Kjellberg, La Pendule Francaise, 1997, p.354, fig.A.
See also the catalogue for the Musée François Duesberg, Mons.