CLOCK "BACCHUS" GILT BRONZE
Courvoisier & Comp., Swiss. Made circa 1810.
Very fine and rare, gilt-bronze, eight day going, hour and quarter
striking mantel clock.
Rectangular ormolu base on four cast and chased feet, the
movement fitted in a rectangular case above, a Bacchante mount
below the dial, surmounted by a classical ewer and Pan's pipes
resting against it, applied to the front with scrolling vines and
cornucopia, the standing figure of Bacchus to the left of the clock
holding a wine goblet and staff.
White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track, three
winding apertures. Blued steel Breguet hands.
Brass circular, three trains of wheels with going barrels, going
train with anchor escapement, pendulum with silk suspension,
striking on two bells independent trains for the hours and the
quarters, the Neuchatel type striking work, set on the back plate.