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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 329

    A LARGE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL RED AND GREEN STAINED HORN BOULLE MARQUETRY GRANDE SONNERIE BRACKET CLOCK ON WALL BRACKET

    PALIARD, BESANÇON. MID 18TH CENTURY; CASE, DIAL AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

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    A LARGE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL RED AND GREEN STAINED HORN BOULLE MARQUETRY GRANDE SONNERIE BRACKET CLOCK ON WALL BRACKET
    PALIARD, BESANÇON. MID 18TH CENTURY; CASE, DIAL AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The waisted case with glazed side panels surmounted by the figure of Fame, inlaid in contre-partie overall and decorated with ormolu foliate C-scrolls, cherub masks and dragons, figural door mount emblematic for Love and Fidelity, foliate cast dial inset with enamel cartouches, blued steel hands, signature cartouche PALIARD.A.BESANÇON below 30, paper inventory label to the underside of the case inscribed W.WZ, the eight-day triple barrel movement with rectangular plates joined by backpinned pillars, verge escapement, silk suspension with cycloidal cheeks, countwheel strike for quarters and hours on three bells above, the backplate stamped twice with a crowned R, the wall bracket with conforming mounts and marquetry with etched monogram F.F to the front; pendulum; winding key; door key
    The clock 104 cm. high; the bracket 40 cm. high


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    The Paliard (or Paillard) dynasty of clock makers was first recorded in Besançon in 1700. Pierre Antoine and Claude Antoine are recorded working from 1735-1770.

    Mathilde Sophie princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen was the second wife of Maximillian Fürst von Thurn und Taxis (1802-1871).

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    Provenance

    Mathilde Sophie von Thurn und Taxis, princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen (1816-1886);
    Thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH GERMAN NOBLE FAMILY