An unusual French 19th Century renaissance style gilt bronze clock in the manner of Victor Paillard.
The clock of architectural design imitates the shape of a renaissance temple.
It is raised by four majestic winged griffins separated by an arched frieze joined by a gargoyle head.
The socle pedestal features a corne d’abondance beneath a scantily clad putti holding a hourglass in his right hand sitting above a seachell.
The dial with roman numerals is flanked by two striking male and female cariatides leaning against the temple columns.
Above is the stunning breakfront top mounted by an antique vase decorated by lion heads.
Original warm patina