• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 402

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL 'PENDULETTE' TIMEPIECE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL 'PENDULETTE' TIMEPIECE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled as a dog carrying a grape-gathering basket in its mouth, the basket centred by the white enamel Arabic dial, later watch movement signed Elgin U.S.A.; two watch keys
    13.5 cm. high


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    Related models are illustrated in Tardy, Clocks, The World Over, Paris 1981, Vol. II, p. 301

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance of this lot is 'Property from the House Prussia-Reuss and thence by descent'.