The white marble, ormolu and patinated case is surmounted by Cupid sharpening his arrow on an animated marble sharpening stone. The finely lettered white porcelain dial has Arabic numbers for the hours, 15-minute marks and the 30-day calendar. Finely cast and finished ormolu hands are for the hours and a straight steel cut hand is used for the calendar. The eight-day time and strike movement retains the original silk-thread suspension and strikes on a bell. A separate clockwork movement is wound and manually activated out the side and is automatically activated by the clock each hour for 12 daytime hours over two days.The clock still strikes through the night, but without the benefit of the animation. Clock runs, strikes and animates as designed. The item "Early 19th century French Animated Mantle Clock" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "sundialfarmantiqueclocks" and is located in Greenlawn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.