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By Dasson, Henry (French, 1825-1896)
This antique mantel clock exudes an air of quiet contemplation: the young putto remains absorbed in his writing, apparently unconcerned by onlookers.
Modelled in the Napoleon III style with a seated putto holding a pen and paper engraved with a kneeling figure, the putto leaning against a pedestal fronted by a 4 inch enamelled Roman and Arabic dial, with pierced and engraved gilt hands signed 'Henry Dasson / A Paris', with twin train L. P. Japy striking drum movement with Brocot escapement and suspension, surmounted by a sculptors hammer, chisel and carved head on which stands a cockerel, raised on a plinth base with stiff leaf and gadrooned borders, signed and dated to the back 'hry Dasson et Cie 1888', on toupie feet
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