A Regency Ormolu and Patinated Bronze 8 Day Single Fusee Mantel Clock with pendulum signed F. Baetens 23 Gerrard St, London, with an eagle finial, the dial flanked by two reading maidens.
Date: Early 19th Century
Width: 14 ins Height: 10.5 ins
The clock’s design derives from a drawing in a catalogue produced by the celebrated ciseleurs-doreur Francois Rémond, circa 1785, which incorporates figures designed and supplied to the Sèvres factory for reproduction in biscuit porcelain by the sculptor Simon-Louis Boizot. Another Regency example exhibiting the same details was almost certainly bought by the 2nd Marquis of Bath for Longleat, Wiltshire and remained in the family until sold in the June 13-14th 2002 sale entitled, ‘Furniture, Porcelain and Silver from Longleat’ by Christie’s London, lot 304 selling for £14,340.