A late 19th century French porcelain mounted gilt brass annular dial clock Lenoir, Paris

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Lot 19
A late 19th century French porcelain mounted gilt brass annular dial clock
Lenoir, Paris

Sold for £ 3,375 (US$ 4,545) inc. premium

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20 Jun 2012, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A late 19th century French porcelain mounted gilt brass annular dial clock
Lenoir, Paris
In the form of a cupola, the dome surmounted by a putti playing a lyre, enriched with floral studies within gilt borders on a bleue celeste ground, over stiff leaf mouldings and the signed enamel Arabic and Roman minute and hour dials, bordered by four oval portrait panels each depicting a French Queen, raised on an elaborate entablature and eight composite columns on a shaped plinth base inset with further floral panels, the signed drum movement with indirect winding, lever platform escapement (faults), outside countwheel striking the hour and half hour on a bell. 78.5cm (31in) high.

Footnotes

  • Lenoir is recorded as working in Paris from circa 1850 until the late 19th century.
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