Cupid on a fine chariot
This form of clock is called “Au char de l’Amour” based on the model of André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814).
The figures rest on an antique green marble base with friezes with the attributes of Eros: on the left side there is a quiver with arrows, on the right side, there is a torch with a flame, and in the middle, there is a bow with two crossed arrows, set in a wreath of flowers and ribbons.
The base of the clock rests on lions’ feet.
The clock has a skeletonized movement where you can see the mechanism with its white enamel dial and forms the chariot wheel with an 8-day movement, which strikes the hours and halves on a bell.
References: Encyclopédie de la pendule française, Pierre Kjellberg, p.417