SOLD! for $11,564.00.
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A French restoration period gilt and patinated bronze French mantle clock, depicting the mythological Jason, capturing the Golden Fleece with the head of the slain hydra at his feet. Supporting the fleece is a patinated bronze tree rising from a rocky base. The ormolu clock face has a Roman numeral dial and is decorated with two Grecian figures. Appears to retain the original brass works and pendulum. The rectangular verde antico-veneered base is supported on gilt bronze paw feet. 25" H x 15 1/2" x 7 1/7" D. Circa 1820. Note: This clock is similar to a model signed by Lesieur now in the Musee de Malmaison (MM 40-47-470). There are other closely related models including one in the Spanish Royal Collection (see J. Ramon Colon de Carvajal, Catalogo de Relojes del Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 1987, p, 186, no. 166), three models signed by Choiselat, one by Feuchere, one signed by Ledure and one signed by Lesieur Empire (see Sotheby's lot 151, December 11, 1981, and lot 28, March 3, 2006). Condition: Bronze regilded. Sword and clock face hands missing. Small losses to marble base, largest at right back top corner, approximately 1/8" corner chip. Left arm slightly loose at joint. CONDITION: Bronze regilded. Sword and clock face hands missing. Small losses to marble base, largest at right back top corner, approximately 1/8" corner chip. Left arm slightly loose at joint.