The French Directoire white marble ormolu mantelclock with circular white-enamelled dial with Arabian numerals and gilt five muinutes marking and date-numbers. Signed in blue with Harel A Paris and on the bottom the undersignature in black with Coteau (Emaileur = enamelmaker.) Surmounted by a vase hung with foliate and floral scroll and guirlands. Flanked by four white marble ormolu mounted columns surmounted with two patinated bronze sphinxs On a panelled stepped base with patinated bronze figures of Mars and Minerva. On spreading feet.
Louis Michel Harel, Maitre in Paris in 1753 ( Tardy 5e edition page. 83)
Joseph Coteau, Emaileur 1740 - 1801
France – Paris, circa 1795 – 1801.
Period: Directoire (Retour d’Egypte.)
Height: 70 cm. (27,6 inches.)
Width: 44 cm. (17,3 inches.)
Depth: 16 cm. (6,3 inches.)