Circa 1800 magnificent Mercury gilt dore bronze angel clock. This is the most beautifully detailed French Empire silk suspension movement clock we have ever seen. The angel is plucking his harp, to his left is a trumpet and a stack of books, to his right are some scrolls. The face of the clock is beautifully engraved. The numbers are porcelain and hand painted and inset on the clock face. Below the clock and the angel is a bearded figure in full relief encircled by a floral wreath. To the sides of the wreath are flaming torches. To either side of the bearded figure are two scrolls. The first scroll is engraved Voltaire. The second scroll is engraved Oride. The third scroll is engraved Virgile. The fourth scroll is engraved Arioste. Height 20-1/2 inches, length of base 15 inches, width of base 4-3/4 inches. The quality of the casting and the detail of this clock indicates it may have been made for French Royalty between the 1790's and 1800. When one observes the sweet expression on the angels face and the phenomenal attention paid to the detailing of this clock, one will realize that this is a museum quality treasure. This clock has its original pendulum, keys and bell and is in superb condition. If only the finest will do you found it here. Guaranteed to please as are all our items.