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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MARBLE STRIKING VASE CLOCK

    PIERRE MERRA, PARIS. CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MARBLE STRIKING VASE CLOCK
    PIERRE MERRA, PARIS. CIRCA 1770
    CASE: reed-gadrooned 'krater' vase case surmounted by pomegranate-tipped dome, enwreathed by serpents bearing satyr masks
    DIAL: white enamel and signed 'Merra/A Paris', gilt-brass hands
    MOVEMENT: twin barrels with silk suspension anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, two winding keys
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high; 10½ in. (27 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep


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    This clock design is attributed to Robert Osmond. A similar clock is illustrated in H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munich, 1986, p.196, fig.3.13.2.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY