A rare pendulum, of high quality in all respects, from the consulate period at the end of the 18th century. Welcoming mercury gilded bronze architecture in the center, front and back. a large glass opening adorned with a frieze chiseled with an eagle-headed incense burner in a cloud of foliage. Finely worked base, accommodating a series of griffins, diamonds and female masks.
Beautiful contrast of the patinated bronze of two vestals back to back holding a basket of flowers. The summit is decorated with a couple of doves in a cloud cloud. and framed by four spinning tops at each end. Large domed white enamel dial accompanied by fine golden hands, all protected by a curved glass chiseled with a guilloché outline and rows of pearls.
The interior is animated by a chiseled pendulum of a cherub holding a butterfly in each hand.
This clock rests on a white marble matching the shape of the clock and decorated with a row of pearls.
Original mechanism without modification, silk thread suspension, hour and half hour strike on an old bell. Note, external ringing system, visible on the rear panel with the aim of agreeing the time and ringing without possible disturbance.
Perfect authenticity as well as a remarkable state of conservation.