A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Lyre Clock.
French, Circa 1880.
The dial signed 'Lepaute Hger De La Marine Paris'.
The twin train movement by Vincenti striking on a bell, stamped 'MEDAILLE D'ARGENT VINCENTI & CIE' and inscribed 'GL' '1954'.
The lyre form case with white enamelled dial and Arabic numerals surmounted by a gilt-bronze Apollo in sunburst mask supporting a bi-metallic compensated pendulum with paste set swinging bezel, framed by cherub term figures playing trumpets, raised on an oval stepped enamelled base with gilt-bronze garlands and beaded mounts.
Vincenti was a much respected clock maker, a Corsican who set up in 1823 in Montbeliard using machinery of his own design.
Following his death in 1834 his business was carried on by Roux et Cie throughout the nineteenth century as Vincenti et Cie who were awarded the Médaille d'Argent in 1855.
P. Kjellberg, 'Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise du Moyen Age au XXe Siecle', p.230.