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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 284

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND ROUGE-GRIOTTE MARBLE FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND ROUGE-GRIOTTE MARBLE FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled as two little fauns carrying a stretcher decorated with grapes and a bearskin centred by the clockcase in the form of a wine barrel, white enamel dial with pierced ormolu hands, eight-day twin barrel movement, silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; pierced eagle pendulum, winding key
    47 cm. high


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    This model is representing the vini-culture, a clock of similar design is illustrated in, Pierre Kjellberg, La Pendule Française..., Paris 1997, p. 240-241.

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