A French Second Empire gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock, by Joseph Pierre, Paris, mid-19th century, the case surmounted by a possibly associated bronze model of Napoleon, with foliate friezes, above laurel wreath dial surround, the base with front eagle on ball feet with central oak leaf swag, the dial with Roman numerals and engine turned centre signed Joseph Pierre a PARIS, the eight day countwheel bell striking a bell, with corresponding signature to backplate, 62cm high overallPlease note that Roseberys do not guarantee the working order or time keeping of any timepiece. Footnotes: Note: The original statue of Napoleon by sculptor Charles Émile Seurre was commissioned by Louis-Philippe (the last French king) and was installed at the top of the Vendôme column. It was inaugurated on July 28, 1833 in the presence of Louis-Philippe, for the 3rd anniversary of the 1830 revolution which brought him to the throne. The vendome statue was replaced with one of Napoleon draped in a Classical toga, and eventually was installed at the Cour d’Honneur at the Invalides on March 11, 1911, where it still stands today.
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