• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE 'JEWELED' LYRE-FORM MANTEL CLOCK

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE MOVEMENT IMPRESSED S. MARTI, MEDAILLE D'ARGENT 1889 AND 2276

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    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE 'JEWELED' LYRE-FORM MANTEL CLOCK
    Late 19th century, the movement impressed S. Marti, Medaille d'Argent 1889 and 2276
    In the Louis XVI taste, surmounted by an Apollo mask and suspending foliate swags, the circular dial with Arabic chapters and each month painted with a different Zodiac sign, within a 'jeweled' surround flanked by berried laurel branches, on a conforming stepped oval base raised on four ball feet
    24 1/8 in. (61.2 cm.) high


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    Porcelain lyre-form clocks were first produced at the Sèvres Manufactory in 1785. Made in turquoise, green, pink and bleu nouveau, the latter was the most popular ground color. Eighteenth century examples are in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II and the Louvre Museum (formerly at Versailles).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOT 9)