CA0535 Fine French Empire Hippocrates Mantel Clock

Fine early 19th century Empire period gilt bronze ormolu clock depicting the story of the Greek physician and father of medicine Hippocrates of Kos refusing the presents of the Achaemenid Emperor Artaxerxes, Kos's historic enemy, who was asking for his services. The beautiful front frieze is a copy of the famous painting by Anne-Louis de Roussy-Trioson Girodet from 1792 and now in the Musée Histoire de la Medecine in Paris. Hippocrates is depicted standing in front of his beautifully decorated chair with outstretched hand in a gesture of refusal for the Persien coins. Superbly cast and chased. White dial signed 'Lefevre succ. de DeBelle' recorded in Tardy as working out of the Rue Saint-Honoré between 1806-1820. Breguet moon hands. France, circa 1810.

H 37cm x W 30cm x D 24cm

Stock No.: CA0535.780
Price: £3,800

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