• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A FRENCH BRONZE TIMEPIECE ATLAS AND GLOBE CLOCK

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE TIMEPIECE ATLAS AND GLOBE CLOCK
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    CASE: the twice twelve equatorial ring supported by a kneeling Atlas figure on square plinth bearing the inscription 'A.L. Barye 1824' GLOBE: brass globe numbered 4 on the interior and covered by 24 paper gores indistinctly signed 'GLOBE/Clasique/NOUVELLE EDITION....../REVU EN 1845/À PARIS' and with blued steel time indicator MOVEMENT: with rear wound single going barrel and anchor escapement; pendulum, winding key, regulation key
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) wide; 12½ in. (32 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 14 December 1995, lot 254.