• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 864

    A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS AND TORTOISEHSELL BOULLE MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK

    LE SIAMOIS, PARIS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS AND TORTOISEHSELL BOULLE MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
    LE SIAMOIS, PARIS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    CASE: inlaid overall in première partie with foliate scrolls and Bérainesque scenes, with herald finial, the front with relief cast figure in a chariot, the contre-partie bracket with bearded masks to the angles and terminating in a foliate mount, the hood with very faint trace of stamp: 'P...', minor losses to marquetry DIAL: foliate cast ormolu with white enamel chapters and blued steel hands MOVEMENT: rectangular plates joined by five vase-shaped pillars, twin barrels, now with anchor escapement, unpierced calibrated countwheel with strike on bell above, signed 'Le Siamois Paris'; later pendulum, key
    the clock: 40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm) wide; the bracket: 16 in. (41 cm) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) wide (2)


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    Etienne (called Thomas) Le Siamois (1674-1732) is recorded in rue de Harlay 'Au Griffon D'Or' in 1701 and rue Dauphine 1704-1732.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from F.B. Royer-Collard, 124 Cromwell Road, Kensington, by the late owner on 24 August 1951


    Saleroom Notice

    Additional Provenance:
    Acquired from F.B. Royer-Collard, 124 Cromwell Road, Kensington, by the late owner on 24 August 1951


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE