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French Empire Gilt Bronze Table Clock, Cleret, Paris, Pons Movement, Early 19th Century

A fine French Empire table clock by Cleret, Paris, with movement by famous clockmaker Pierre-César Honoré Pons.  


The case in gilded and patinated bronze, circa 1825.

The bronze base is decorated with a broad floral frieze with a central urn and two doves above a gilt floral border on four ball feet, the front feet with butterfly wing decoration.  


On the top of the clock stands a gilt bronze figure of a classically dressed maiden pouring water from a pitcher over the clock case. 

The white porcelain dial with Roman numerals and gilt bezel. 

The quality French two train movement by Pierre-César Honoré Pons, with silk suspension, inscribed 'Cleret' and 'PONS', chiming the hours and half hours on a bell.

Pierre-César Honoré Pons was an important clock-maker, who is recorded as being active in Paris from 1807-50. Honoré Pons was trained by Antide Janvier, the royal clockmaker to King Louis XVI.


Height 17.5 inches, Width 12 inches, Depth 5 inches



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