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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORCELAIN STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORCELAIN STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    CIRCA 1790
    In the form of an amphora, with flowering finial and supported by flanking caryatid figure, above a canted rounded rectangular plinth, on toupie feet, the white enamel Roman and Arabic dial with paste-gem set hands, the Swiss style twin barrels movement with silk suspension, rackwork positioned on the back plate and strike on bell, repairs to plinth, the porcelain most probably late 18th Century Paris
    17¼ in. (44 cm.) high, 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    George J. Gould, Esq., sold Sotheby's London, 17 June 1960, lot 148.
    With Partridge.
    The Sir Michael Sobell Collection, sold Christie's London, 23 June 1994, lot 12.