• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 605

    A LARGE FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS INLAID STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK

    20TH CENTURY, RE-USING EARLIER ELEMENTS AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOVEMENT

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS INLAID STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
    20TH CENTURY, RE-USING EARLIER ELEMENTS AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOVEMENT
    The case of typical form, gilt-bronze figural mounts to the feet and door, the hood with dragon-shaped corner mounts and surmounted by the figure of Pallas Athena, cast gilt-brass dial with blue and white enamel Roman chapters and steel hands, the four-pillar backpinned two train eight-day movement with anchor escapement, spring suspension and strike on bell above; restored and altered
    125 cm. high


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