A rare early 19th century French Empire ormolu musical mantel clock Anonymous
Lot 473
A rare early 19th century French Empire ormolu musical mantel clock Anonymous
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,018) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
6 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 20172
A rare early 19th century French Empire ormolu musical mantel clock Anonymous
Lot Details
A rare early 19th century French Empire ormolu musical mantel clock
Anonymous
having a 4.5" white-enamelled convex dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, inscribed "a Paris", the silk suspension movement, numbered 289, two-train movement with outside countwheel announcing the half hours on a bell, the oval wooden base with a 7.75"/20cm barrel cylinder musical movement, complete comb numbered 5360, an internal rod connecting the movement to the base, the case with a figure of Mercury wearing winged petasos (helmet), holding a pouch and winged caduceus, seated beside doves and clouds, the dial within drum-head housing over inverted breakfront base cast with flowering rods flanking cherub mask, the breakfront base with relief-cast panel flanked by bearded male masks on six tapering feet locating into the wooden base, first quarter of the 19th century. With pendulum and two winders. 48cm, (19") high, with base and dome
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