French Empire ormolu mantel clock 'Sappho', Dubuc Jeune

By Gude & Meis Antique Clocks


Style: Empire
Place of Origin: France
Material: Bronze, Enamel, Marble
All Furniture: Clocks
Depth: 15 cm
Width: 37 cm
Height: 31,5 cm
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of manufacture: Ca. 1800
Creator: Dubuc Jeune

Contact info

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands


The story

8-day movement with half hour striking, finely cast ormolu case with griotte rouge base.

8-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals signed Dubuc Jeune, blued Breguet hands, 8-day spring-driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum, half hour countwheel striking on a bell, placed in a classical table surmounted by an oil lamp, at the table sits the figure of Sappho, a 7th C poet from the Isle of Lesbos who named one of the nine Lyric Poets by Alexander the Great, the rectangular plinth surrounded by the crisply cast and chiseled acanthus relief moulding, griotte rouge base with a foliate classical mount in which a classical mask, raised on bun feet.