23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 10,000
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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