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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 645

    A LARGE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BOULLE MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK 'AUX CHEVAUX'

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE DESIGN BY LESCURE

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    A LARGE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BOULLE MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK 'AUX CHEVAUX'
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE DESIGN BY LESCURE
    The case of typical form, the cast dial with enamel Roman chapters, the door mounted with a chariot and two horses, the feet modelled as horses, on a waved plinth, the twin barrel movement with brocot type suspension, countwheel strike on gong, the backplate stamped 3072; Apollo mask pendulum, stamped 3073
    114 cm. high overall


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    Lescure, cabinet-maker working in Paris around 1910 who specialized in the 'aux chevaux' type clocks.
    A related model by Lescure is illustrated in Tardy, French Clocks, Volume I, Paris, 1981, p. 157. A related clock was sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 3 April 2007, lot 454.

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