A French Empire Period Troubadour Gilt Mantle Clock


A French Empire Period Troubadour Gilt Mantle Clock

c.1810 – 1815, France

This empire period figural mantel clock is surmounted by a french troubadour. Troubadours were known for composing and performing lyric poetry for the nobility back during medieval times.

The clock is featuring a chiselled bronze troubadour, dressed in medieval fashion while holding a flute, playing a tune from sheet music called “Du Troubadour” that is resting on top of the rectangular clock case. The clock features a gilt bronze lute or vielle resting on a small stool on the opposite side of the clock’s case.

The white porcelain dial with its original hands encircled by Roman Numerals is signed Vidal à Cahors.


H 38cm x W 30 x D 9cm


Sold As Is. Wear commensurate with age and use. Missing Flute, can be replaced. The movement is not revised.