23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
LATE 18TH CENTURY
CASE: flanked by figures of Cupid and a classically-dressed Venus, headed by a ribbon-tied and laurel-wreathed love trophy, above breakfront rectangular plinth adorned with pierced foliage, on toupie feet, lacking rear glass
DIAL: white enamel, with ormolu hands
MOVEMENT: twin barrels, silk suspension, countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, key
16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide; 4½ in. (12 cm.) deep
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Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 2007, lot 98.