Lot 204

AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT  BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING OEDIPUS AS A BABY BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY A SHEPHERD
the nude shepherd with a hat hanging from his  neck, holding the baby Oedipus limp in his arms as he offers him a drink, leaning on a tree stump, his staff beside him, on a naturalistic base, raised on a stepped plinth of Sienna marble, the dial set into the tree stump and with Arabic numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel and silk suspension, striking on a bell, lacking pendulum,
55.5cm high

The movement is winding, ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed.

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500