A superb, rare english regency period mantel clock in patinated bronze in the form of the "trophies of war". set upon a rectangular base with crested helmet and animal paw feet and an applied mount of crossed quills tied with a ribbon to the front centre. the dial set into a shield with laurel wreath above, spears and banners to the side & helmets below. the left hand helmet decorated with a star encircled by a snake eating its tail while the right hand helmet is decorated with a scorpion. applied ormolu mounts of the winged bolts of zeus god of war above & below the dial. gilt bronze engine turned dial with roman numerals and blued steel spade hands with leaf and dart bezel and convex glass.
superb english double fusee 8 day bell striking movement with original chains and regulated by a fine english lever escapement. the backplate signed in script forrester hull for patrick forrester who is known to have been working in hull since 1813. circa 1815-20 . 16.5 inches by 9 inches ( 41 cms by 22.5 cms).