Fine French empire gilt and patinated-bronze figural mantle clock, first quarter 19th century. The face with the plaque “Robin 11th Du Roi & De La Dauphine”, depicting Psyche leaning against a crag, a butterfly perched on her shoulder, the rock centered by a gilt face with an ovoid maker’s plaque. Robert Robin was the greatest French horologist of the late 18th century, clockmaker to Louis XVI. Two of his sons became clockmakers of comparable skill, Nicholas-Robert and Jean-Joseph Robert. The present clock is likely from the latter’s shop.