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A 19thC French bronze ormolu neo-classical mantel clock

with Sèvres porcelain tangerine orange face, columns and urn. The magnificent architectural breakfront case with chiseled acanthus and anthemion borders, the pediment surmounted by two sculptural griffins flanking the campana finial. The face painted with Cupid and Aphrodite in polychrome on a gilt 'seaweed' ground surrounded by Roman numerals in cartouches. H.420mm

Realised: $4,000