France, 19th cent. Bronze, partially with black patina, gilding renewed. On a terrestrial base sitting Emperor Nero with a lyra. Clockwork: brass plate marked 'L.MOINET À PARIS' (Louis Moinet, 1768-1853), half and full hour strike on a bell, pendulum with thread suspension. Key. - Literature: Comp.: G. H. Baillie, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, vol. 1, p. 222.