• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    A CHINESE GILT-BRASS QUARTER STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT

    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE GILT-BRASS QUARTER STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT
    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    CASE: with pineapple finials to all angles (rear replaced) and surmounted by a flowering urn decorated with paste-set and enamelled flowers, the silvered front panel applied with filigree decoration and with enamel flowers, also with gilt-metal animals, the side panels with applied flambeau urn mounts
    DIAL: with paste-set bezel to the 5½ in. diameter white enamel Roman and Arabic dial with cut brass hands and fine counterpoised blued steel centre seconds hand (restored)
    MOVEMENT: with rear hand set, twin chain fusees, duplex escapement with engraved gilt-metal bridge to three-arm brass balance, striking the quarters on a nest of eight bells and the hours on further bell, the foliate engraved back plate with engraved border; winding key
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) deep


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    A Chinese table clock of closely related design, with matching decoration and mounts to the front and sides, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 1 July 2008, lot 9 (£55,000).
    A smaller clock with matching filigree decoration and animal mounts was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 4 November 2008, lot 62 (£20,000).

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