A fine ormolu mantle clock after a design by thomire of cupid carrying time. dated 1811.this theme is constantly repeated during thedirectoire & empire period. thomire is known to have used this model & although this clock is unsigned it does carry the hallmarks of thomire's hand or at least his workshop.
the quality of the ormolu & the way that it has been worked to give texture to the skin of the cupid, the fine work to the wings & the burnishing indicates the hand of the best chisseleurs.the movement is of 8 day duration bell striking the hours & halves & regulated by a silk suspended pendulum. formerly the property of lady bowker, a close confidant and friend of lady diana spencer ( princess diana).