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Miniature French Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock of Soldier

About the Item

Fine miniature French Empire clock in ormolu. Dating from the First French Empire period with original ormolu and with fine enamel dial and movement signed The clock stands upon fine and delicate toupee feet. The the base is an applied ormolu mount of crossed standards tied with ribbon and with laurel branches. To the left of the dial stands a soldier in greatcoat and bearskin chapeau with moustache epaulets and his arm in a sling and a decoration on his breast. He has his left hand raised and resting on a forget-me-not flower and laurel wreath in front of two crossed battle axes. The white enamel convex dial with Roman hour numerals and blued steel hands. It is surrounded by a fine ormolu bezel of roses. The fusee movement is signed Viger a Paris No. 1767. Viger was working at Rue Basse Porte St-Denis from 1804 -10 and Rue Ste-Barbe between 1812-20.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8 in (20.3 cm)Width: 5.66 in (14.375 cm)Depth: 2.71 in (6.875 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1810
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2015332027722
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