Empire Clock '' Jason and the Golden Fleece ''
Rare museum clock depicting Jason and the Golden Fleece. Chiseled and gilded bronze with matt gold and shiny gold. Empire period. Enamelled dial signed "Dubois and Son" with large and small ringtones. Inscribed in a stylized tree trunk. At Jason's feet lies the dragon. Campan green marble base, resting on small claw feet. Directly inspired by the expedition of the Argonauts: the conquest of the Golden Fleece by Jason to reach the throne of Iolcos, city of Thessaly whose father was once the sovereign. Height: 65 cm - Width: 43 cm - Depth: 21 cm. Bibliography: Kjellberg, Encyclopedia of the French pendulum from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, Paris, 1997, p.362 and 413. Chevallier, The measurement of time in the collections of the museum of Malmaison, RMN, 1991, p.26, catalog n ° 17, ill. Ramón Colon de Carvajal, Catalogo de relojes del patrimonio nacional, Madrid, 1987, p.239, catalog n ° 223. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Bronzen Vergoldete, Munich, 1986, Band I, p.351, fig.5.7.6 A similar copy, from the Hôtel de Brienne, Madame Madame's former residence in Paris, preserved in the Musée National des castles of Malmaison and Bois-Préau. A second figure in the old room of King Joseph, Napoleon's elder brother, at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
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