A FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND MALACHITE MANTEL CLOCK

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CIRCA 1840, probably made for the Russian market

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The rectangular ovolo-gilt base raised on fohate scroll feet, the malachite case with gilt scroll and mask mounts, the circular dial with Roman numerals, strikes hour and half hour by means of count wheel, thread suspension, supporting gilt figure of a dozing young vineyard worker, resting on naturalistic ground, surrounded by grape clusters and a sickle at his feet, the reverse of the case with a stamp, S. Wehl, St. Petersburg