• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 299

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU STRIKING CARTEL CLOCK

    BY LEFAUCHEUR, PARIS, CIRCA 1745

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU STRIKING CARTEL CLOCK
    BY LEFAUCHEUR, PARIS, CIRCA 1745
    With Hercules dressed in the skin of the Nemean lion, killing the lion of Mount Cithaeron, the white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic seconds, the movement with twin barrels and strike on bell, striking the hours and half-hours on one bell, the mainspring signed MASSONS 1740, the case with a putto cast with shells and rocaille, regilt
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high


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    Alexandre Lefaucheur, maître horloger in 1729 and horloger du roi in 1748.

    Provenance

    with Jeremy, London, in 1973.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 299)