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Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock | Etienne Tavernier, circa 1815

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Movement by Etienne Tavernier; France, circa 1815
Item # 104HWG22Z 

A fine Empire period mantel clock with bun feet raising a rectangular base with a central portrait of Bacchus flanked by exquisitely chiseled motif of swirling foliage surmounted by a figure of the goddess Ceres grasping in her lowered hand a wreath woven with foliage and berries while in her garment she collects a bountiful harvest; she rests beside the clock tower with a framed lens opening to access the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals inscribed Etn. Tavernier set with Breguet style hands, raising an urn filled with fruits of the soil; against the tower rest the implements of labor, a shovel and flat rake. The movement is engraved "B".

A significant clock movement maker, Etienne Tavernier (French, 1756-1839) is listed in Tardy's horology reference as working closely with the house of Abraham-Louis Breguet as well as providing clock movements to the house of Robin.

Measurements: 17 1/4" H x 5" D x 13" W

Condition Report:
Missing pendulum and glass for movement door; movement untested and will need to be professionally serviced; no key. Surfaces in very fine condition with minor tarnish and trace oxidization. Chipping to enamel by left winding hole.