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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 319

    AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

    CIRCA 1805

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    AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
    CIRCA 1805
    The circular white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic chapters signed 'à Paris', twin barrels movement now with Brocot regulation and with countwheel strike on bell,within a canted rectangular case supporting an urn-form fountain and cast with icicles and a lion's mask spouting water, flanked by figures of Venus and Cupid reacting to a broken water urn, on a breakfronted rectangular base with conforming verdé antico base, with a central mount of Cupid steering a chariot driven by swans, the sides with foliate mounts, on bun feet, the large figures possibly regilt
    21 in. (53 cm.) high, 17¼ in. (44 cm.) wide, 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep


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