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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY PORTICO CLOCK

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY PORTICO CLOCK
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    With moulded surround to entablature supported by four columns with ormolu capitals, the stepped base raised on bun feet, cast bezel to silvered Roman dial with engine turned centre and signed 'GUYERDET AÎNÉ PARIS', blued steel Breguet hands, the twin barrels movement with conforming signature to the back plate, anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell; grid iron pendulum, later base and dome
    17¼ in. (44 cm.) high, excluding base and dome


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    Guyerdet Aîné is recorded in Rue Meslay, Paris in 1830.

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    Literature

    Probably 1851 Inventory, Bow Drawing Room, 'Timepiece with glass shade - £7.10.0'