French Napoleon III Bronze Mantel Clock by Deniere and Cailleaux
An extremely good quality French Napoleon III bronze and marble mantel clock surmounted with the female Roman goddess Diana dressed in traditional clothing holding a gilt bow and arrow perched on a rock and tree stump. The cararra marble has fluted detail to the rounded corners stood on plinth base with bronze gilt beaded moulding and inset bronze gilt mounts of birds with spear, bow, quiver and arrows. To the centre of the marble base the clock has a white enamel dial with Roman numerals and a French eight day movement which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell. The movement is stamped with the makers name:-
The movement and the dial have the bronze makers name:-
Both Deniere and Cailleaux worked together on a number of high quality ornamental clocks.
Denière was a bronze maker who produced bronzes for clocks, furniture and centrepieces for elite clientele including the Palace of Versailles.
Cailleaux is registered at Rue du Temple in Paris between 1842 and 1870.
The bronze gilt mounts are by the renowned maker Henri Picard who worked for Napoleon III. The marble is ink stamped 'Picard'
Height - 19 ½ inches
Width - 21 inches
Depth - 7 ½ inches
Circa - 1850