A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
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A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK

DE LORME, PARIS, CIRCA 1710

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A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
DE LORME, PARIS, CIRCA 1710
The case with the front door mounted with an allegory of Time, the dial with white enamel chapters, the movement signed De Lorme/a Paris; on bracket mounted with twin candelabra to the front angles, the mounts variously stamped with the 'C' couronné poinçon

The clock 46 ½ in. (118 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) deep
The bracket: 21 in. (53 cm.) high; 29 in. (71 cm.) wide; 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) deep
Provenance
Collection de Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy; Christie's, Paris, 14 December 2004, lot 177.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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Delorme, maître horloger in 1708.

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