A very fine quality bronze and gilt bronze mantel clock. The movement of eight day duration, 1/2 hour striking on a bell, with silk suspension and regulation to dial. The case emblematic of the Homeric legend of Penelope, wife of Odysseus, hero of the Trojan wars & the Odyssey. The maker, Masson a Paris is one of 12 clockmakers recorded, active c. 1808- 29. Dated 1827.
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