A Napoléon III Marble Mantle Clock With A Patinated Bronze Figure of ‘Phryné’ by James Pradier. France, Circa 1860.
Surmounted by a finely cast patinated bronze figure of the Grecian courtesan, ‘Phryne’, cast from the model by Jean Jacques (called James) Pradier (1790-1852). Atop a rouge griotte marble entablature with fluted sides and stepped base fronted by a clock dial with Roman numeral chapters, the twin-barrel movement with strike on bell.
Height of bronze figure 41.5 cm / 16 inches
French, circa 1860.