A very fine quality 19th century, gilt bronze and bronze mantel clock. Surmounted by a figure of Torquato Tasso. French movement of eight-day duration. Beautifully cast inset panel of children or putti. Finely engraved detail to the doublet and cloak figure.
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ProvenanceTorquato Tasso Italian 11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595 was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned on the Capitoline Hill as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.
ConditionAll of our Clocks have been cleaned, assembled, lubricated & tested and kept on test for seven days. They all carry a no quibble, one-year guarantee.