• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 780

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND SOFT-PASTE PORCELAIN MOUNTED STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    THE MOVEMENT BY GUDIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND SOFT-PASTE PORCELAIN MOUNTED STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    THE MOVEMENT BY GUDIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN LATE 19TH CENTURY
    CASE: drum-shaped porcelain case modelled as a flowering tree, above a seated male and female figure playing the hurdy gurdy and a cat, above a naturalistically-cast foliate base; minor losses and replacements to the porcelain, the ormolu stamped twice with a crowned 'R', the clock case in iron red famille verte Chinese porcelain DIAL: white enamel, with ormolu hands MOVEMENT: with twin barrels, verge escapement with silk suspension, unpierced calibrated countwheel strike on bell, signed 'Gudin A Paris'
    15¼ in. (38.5 cm.) high; 9¾ in. (25 cm.) wide; 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 778-783)