• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 270

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING THE FIGURE OF ORPHEUS

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING THE FIGURE OF ORPHEUS
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Depicting Orpheus playing his lyre, engine turned dial, the plinth base applied with trophees allegorical for music and love, eight-day twin barrel movement, with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum and winding key
    53 cm. high


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    A clock of similar design is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, La Pendule Francaise, Paris 1997, p. 405, ill. D

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