Saint Valentine's Day
International Festival of Love
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14th, marking the death of Christian legend Saint Valentine. Symbolising a day of love, Valentine’s day is also heavily associated with Cupid, the son of Venus in Roman Mythology, goddess of love and beauty. Valentine’s Day is typically marketed as a day to express romantic love, previously thought to coincide with beginning of avian mating season, with birds becoming a fitting symbol of the day. In harmony with Valentine’s Day, take a look at this beautiful clock available here on 2Covet, from F.J. & R.D. Story Antique Clocks.
This fine quality French ormolu, gilt bronze mantel clock with pink porcelain dial made by Henri Marc of Paris, circa 1870 portrays a romantic design, adorned with finely cast gilded bronze cherubs. Typically associated with love, the pink porcelain and gilded dial with cartouche style Roman numeral chapter ring is decorated with more cherubs and mother to the centre. The fully restored high quality 8 day twin train spring driven French movement, count wheel striking the hours and half hour on a single bell, with brocot regulation, made by Henri Marc of Paris.
Explore the rest of our Valentine's inspired clocks below:
Butchoff Antiques Ltd - A Symbolic Clock by Japy Fréres Et Cie - https://2covet.com/product/a-symbolic-clock-by-japy-freres-et-cie
Patrick Moorhead Antiques - Large Louis XVI style gilded clock garniture - https://2covet.com/product/large-louis-xvi-style-gilded-clock-garniture
Patrick Moorhead Antiques - 19th Century French Sevres Style Mantel Clock - https://2covet.com/product/19th-century-french-sevres-style-mantel-clock