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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE PORTICO CLOCK

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE PORTICO CLOCK
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    With a spread-winged eagle finial above knopped finial trailing grapevines above a circular clock face with a white enamel Roman dial with ormolu hands, the eight day movement with twin barrels, anchor escapement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell below an applied drapery swag and a sunburst pendulum, flanked by fully sculpted Classical figures on fluted columns mounted with husks and waterleaves, on a reverse breakfronted plinth with applied panels of putti, on bun feet
    21½ in. (54.5 cm.) high, 15¾ in. (40 cm.) wide


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    Two closely related clocks are illustrated in E. Niehüser,French Bronze Clocks,, Atglen, 1999, pp.256-7, figs 1200 and 1217.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOT 102)