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Large Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock Commemorating Napoleon



Large gilt bronze mantel clock commemorating Napoleon French, circa 1840 Measures: Height 57cm, width 40cm, depth 15cm The gilt bronze mantel clock is set on a rectangular, tiered base with four decorative feet. The lower tier is centered with a sleeping lion above a plaque showing the scarf, sword, and hat of Napoleon. There is a relief plaque above the lion showing a ship off St Helena (the location of Napoleon's exile) and to either side further decorations formed as martial trophies. To the top of the plaque is a portrait medallion of Napoleon with winged cherubs and the letter 'N'. The circular dial of the clock is set to the center above the base within a gilt bronze border and flanked by the figures of France and an eagle to either side. Between them they hold an urn, which bears the inscription 'Ste Helene / 5 Mai 1821'. The figure of France holds a flag inscribed 'France 1840.' The clock is a commemorative piece, produced to celebrate the return of Napoleon’s ashes to France in 1840.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.45 in. (57 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1840
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 165091stDibs: LU956321670802

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