A beautifully cast French first Empire period mantel clock in bronze, gilt bronze and verde-antique marble. The base with cast ornament of a Nile River God in a barge, the figure of Chronos backed with an obelisk with Egyptian heiroglyphs, symbolic of Napoleon’s exploration / battle of the Nile.
The gilding and patina in lovely old state.
Signed to the dial by the celebrated Andre – Antoine Ravrio a Paris.
1/2 hour striking fourteen day silk suspension movement.
Paris c. 1805.
Illustrated in John P. Rogan’s Antiques In Australian Collections
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