A good early 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze and marble mantel clock Mercier, Paris

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Lot 53W
A good early 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze and marble mantel clock
Mercier, Paris

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,210) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

12 Dec 2012, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A good early 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze and marble mantel clock
Mercier, Paris
Surmounted by a lyre over a drum supported by twin cherubs, each astride a goat, on a pair of gilt mounted plinths and further set on a shaped plinth with an applied central panel of cavorting cherubs, on toupie feet, the signed 5 inch enamel dial with Arabic hours and quarters and pierced hands, the large circular movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel with star-shaped crossings striking on a bell 52cms (1ft 8.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • A similar example is illustrated in Tardy's 'La Pendule Francaise' col 2, 1962, page 122
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