" Clock Era Empire "sappho" Signed Collin"Large pendulum in gilded bronze with mercury and patinated bronze. Empire period signed "Collin in Paris". Watchmaker listed in the Tardy, dictionary of watchmakers. Large sculpture with the figure of the Greek poetess Sappho in an antique setting. with an Athenian in flame decorated with ram's heads. at the top rests a basin chiseled with gadroons. Large domed dial in white enamel underlined by a chiseled outline of water leaf and swans' corner. Base finely decorated with a frieze with foliage, lyres and masks.
Original mechanism without modification, wire suspension, hour and half hour strike on old bell.
Perfect authenticity and a remarkable state of conservation.
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