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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 625

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES-STYLE PORCELAIN 'PENDULE A CERCLES TOURNANTS'

    CIRCA 1870

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    Estimate

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES-STYLE PORCELAIN 'PENDULE A CERCLES TOURNANTS'
    circa 1870
    The top modelled as a classical vase with ram's head handles, the lid applied with a serpent indicating the hours on a gold painted blue ground ring, on a cilindrical pedestal flanked to each side by a muse, on a stepped oval plinth base applied with panels decorated with amorini and birds, the eight-day twin barrel movement with platform bimetallic lever escapement, countwheel strike on bell; winding key
    41 cm. high


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