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A FRENCH CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE STRIKING AND MUSICAL MANTEL CLOCK WITH SINGING BIRD
A FRENCH CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE STRIKING AND MUSICAL MANTEL CLOCK WITH SINGING BIRD

UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1880

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A FRENCH CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE STRIKING AND MUSICAL MANTEL CLOCK WITH SINGING BIRD
UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1880
The architectural case with domed top raised on six fluted columns with Corinthian capitals above the stepped base with singing bird, the twin barrel movement with later platform lever escapement and strike on bell, second movement is in the base with a separate winding arbor to the side to activate the singing bird, numbered '1803' to the backplate
21.5 inches high including finial

Lot Essay

US$13,000-19,000

A comparable case, but without a singing bird, retailed by J.Ullmann is in the Palace Museum Collection. (Lu Yangzhen (chief editor) Timepieces Collected by the Qing Emperors in the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 248-9.

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