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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 425

    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE, SILVERED AND JEWELED MANTEL CLOCK

    THE DIAL AND THE MOVEMENT LOUIS XVI, THE CASE LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE, SILVERED AND JEWELED MANTEL CLOCK
    THE DIAL AND THE MOVEMENT LOUIS XVI, THE CASE LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The white-enameled dial signed 'BRILLE/A PARIS', with pierced hands set with simulated diamonds, the movement with silk-suspended pendulum and outside countwheel strike on bell
    12 in. (31 cm.) high


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    The design for this clock is based on one from 1770 by Francois Vion and Pierre-Antoine Foullet (H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p.193, fig 3.11.6). Comparable pendules au lion are illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopedie de La Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, p. 278, figs. C-E.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION