Lot 469 (Country House and Asian Art Auction, 15th May 2019)
A French Empire gilt bronze mantel clock attributed to Pierre Philippe Thomire (1751-1843), emblematic of victory, the 4 inch white enamel dial with Roman numerals and 8-day movement, with silk suspension striking on a bell contained within a cannon case, surmounted by a classical figure of Minerva in plumed helmet and long dress above a panel of trophies of war and attendant putti within a leaf and berry cast frieze and between cast laurel wreaths and raised on four griffin paw feet, 45cm high, 9cm deep, 30cm wide.
Note: See L Montanes Catalogo Ilustrado del Museo de Relojes de las Bodegas
Sold for £1,750
Clock ticks and strikes but there is no pendulum, general light surface wear commensurate with age