24 February 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A LOUIS PHILIPPE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
The case centred by a rectangular panel cast in high relief with female figures, putti, a lion and serpent and with foliate swags and military trophies, the back inscribed 'To/Thomas Deans Lamond/A Birthday Gift/1838' the silvered Roman dial with engine-turned centre and Breguet hands, twin barrels movement signed 'RAINGO/PARIS' with anchor escapement and count wheel strike on bell
19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
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A similar but more elaborate clock, signed Thomire, was sold anonomously, Christie's London, 14 May 1998, lot 34.
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