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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    THIERY, PARIS, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    THIERY, PARIS, CIRCA 1780
    The drum-shaped case surmounted by a figure of Erato with a lyre, above a circular platform with ormolu gallery, this supported by four ormolu scrolls cast with acanthus leaves, each headed by a classical female bust and with floral swags between, on a concave-sided plinth centred by a foliate boss, with running guilloche ormolu mounts recessed to the sides and further ormolu bosses to the projecting angles, on flattened toupie feet, the white enamel Arabic dial with dot minute track and painted with floral swags, pierced ormolu hands, and signed 'Thiery a Paris', the eight day movement with twin barrels, anchor escapement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell (lacking); winding key
    25¾ in. (65.5 cm.) high; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25 cm.) deep


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    Probably Jean-Baptiste Thiery, recorded in Rue St-Denis in 1780.

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