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AN AUSTRIAN ALABASTER AND ORMOLU MOUNTED FIGURAL GRANDE SONNERIE MANTEL CLOCK

MID 19TH CENTURY

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AN AUSTRIAN ALABASTER AND ORMOLU MOUNTED FIGURAL GRANDE SONNERIE MANTEL CLOCK
MID 19TH CENTURY
The case with a seated lady reading a book inscribed 1842, the ormolu engine turned dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, the three barrel short duration movement with silk suspension and anchor escapement, striking the hours and quarters on two gongs with two hammers, with trip repeat
38 cm. high
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This lot is offered without reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder.
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Lot Essay

This clock is inspired by a model for a bronze clock by Jean-André Reiche, see: Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol.1, (Munich, 1986), p.374, fig.5.15¾.

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