This Fine French Empire Gilded and Bronze clock signed and made by Honore Pons of Paris. Dated 1827.
The Bronze case is surmounted by a Young Prince with a Mace, symbolising the " Kings Power". In ancient times the Mace was a wooden weapon of war, similar to a club. During the fourteenth century, the Mace, by then made of precious metal and covered with jewels, had become the symbol of the King's authority.
Young Prince with Mace French Clock
15" ( 38 cms ) High
10" ( 26 cms ) Wide
3.5" (9 cms ) Deep
No. 7 Key
It is of an 8 day duration. Silk suspesion with a anchor escapement. Count wheel striking on a bell.
Serial no. 838