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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 454

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The case modelled as cupid with inset enamel eyes, carrying a basket with grapes centred by an enamel chapter ring with engine turned centre, blued steel moon hands, eigth-day twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, winding key
    35 cm. high


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    A clock of related design is illustrated in Peter Heuer & Klaus Maurice, Europaïsche Pendeluhren, Munich, 1988, p.249. Fig.510.

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