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A French Empire Ormolu clock of Ceres
Category: Clocks
SubType: Clocks
Origin: France
Era: 19th Century
An interesting ormolu French Empire clock depicting "Ceres" the earth goddess representing the cyclical nature of time. She wears a diadem of wheat & holds aloft a sickel. The dial is surrounded by a wheat sheaf & to the right a flail & basket. Unusual case construction with break front base, central plaque in high relief of ploughman & oxen. Rake & spade applied mounts. 8 day, bell strike with silk suspension. Circa 1810.

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