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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 445

    A LARGE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING OBELISK PORTICO CLOCK

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING OBELISK PORTICO CLOCK
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The circular clockcase supported by two rectangular pilasters surmounted by a triangular pediment applied with military trophees and with an eagle holding a coat-of-arms to the top, flanked to each side by a fluted column applied with flaming wings and surmounted by a recumbent lion, on a black marble plinth base, twin-barrel eigth-day movement with anchor escapement, silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; sun-burst pendulum, winding key
    78 cm. high x 56 cm. wide x 18 cm. deep


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    A clock of similar design is illustrated as 'a rare pendule Louis XVI' in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française du Moyen age au XXe sicle, Paris, 1997, p. 204, ill. C.
    Another clock of comparable design and outline from the collection of Prince Leon Radziwill was sold Christie's Paris, sale 5417, Important Mobilier et Orfevrerie, 21 June 2006, lot 310.

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