Mantel clock (pendule), anoniem, Rudolph Louis Cresp, c. 1770 - c. 1775
Parisian-made gilt-bronze clocks were extremely popular in the Netherlands. The Swiss clockmaker Cresp established himself in Amsterdam around 1760 and imported French clocks and cases. Depicted on the case of this mantel clock is the legendary Roman warrior Coriolanus. His mother, Veturia, begs him to abandon his plan to lay siege to Rome out of revenge.