Winning Bid: $32,500
DESCRIPTION: 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock. Titled Ã¢€ËœAu Bon SavageÃ¢€â„¢ or Ã¢€ËœThe Stretcher BearersÃ¢€â„¢. The case is attributed to Parisian bronze caster Louis-Isidore Choiselat (1784-1853) aka Choiselat-Gallen. The clock features two exceptional figures, blackamoors, carrying a bale of cotton surmounted by a chained musician monkey holding cane sticks in his hand. The blackamoor figures, each with enamel eyes and ormolu dress. The stretcher rests on the shoulders of the blackamoors. The clock base has a broad horizontal band showing sculpted decorations. The white enamel dial with signature Ã¢€ËœGodeby Ãƒ ParisÃ¢€â„¢, has Roman numerals, gilt-steel Directoire style hands for the hours and minutes. The 8 day movement with anchor escapement, silk thread suspension, striking on the hour and half hours on a bell, with outside count wheel.Ã‚ CIRCA: 1815ORIGIN:FranceDIMENSIONS: H: 17.5″ W: 13.75 D:4.75″CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305) 332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.