A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 126
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying Astronomy
The panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century

Sold for US$ 13,825 inc. premium

The Art of Time

16 Oct 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying Astronomy
The panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor
Date: Last quarter 19th century
Movement: With platform lever escapement, striking the hours and quarters and quarter repeating on two gongs, alarm with white enamel setting dial planted on the backplate, selection lever for Sonnerie / Silence, no. 13290
Dial: Roman chapters and gilt fleur de lis hands on a panel depicting Astronomy holding the Celestial Sphere beneath an arch with the figures of the Zodiac
Case: Cannalee with silvered dolphins and swags of fruit to the corners, the arched side panels with figures of the Sun and Moon, within silvered masks, silvered leaf capped handle, no. 13290
Size: 7 ½ in (19cm) high with handle

Footnotes

  • French enameler, painter and writer Claudius Marcel Popelin (1825-1892) began his career as an historical painter, and from 1852 to 1862 he sent paintings based on French and Italian Renaissance subjects to the Salon; from 1860, however, his study of the 16th Century inclined him towards the decorative arts. Though initially producing faience, he preferred the painting on enamel.

    Working in the tradition of the 16th Century Limosin family, from 1863 he devoted the next 30 years to the art of enameling. His portrait of Napoleon III of 1865 is in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. His masterpiece, Triumph of Truth, exhibited in the Salon in 1867, consisted of portraits of 12 philosophers arranged around the central figure.

    His success resulted in orders from manufacturers, and his enamels were used to decorate furniture, bronzes, silver and gold objects and bookbinding plates. Popelin was an erudite artist, a bibliophile and a poet and was one of the circle of artists who met at the salons of Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, who became his wife in 1873. He popularized the art of enameling through several theoretical essays. He was the author of L'Email des Peintres (1866), a treatise on the history and techniques of enameling.
Contacts
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
A very fine silvered and gilt petite sonnerie repeating carriage clock with Limoges enamel panels personifying AstronomyThe panels signed CP for Claudius Popelin, the movement with trademark P M in an anchor Last quarter 19th century
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.