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RARE HORLOGE MURALE EN BRONZE DORE ET INCRUSTATIONS
RARE HORLOGE MURALE EN BRONZE DORE ET INCRUSTATIONS

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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RARE HORLOGE MURALE EN BRONZE DORE ET INCRUSTATIONS
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
The baluster vase is inset with a clock within cast floral grounds embellished with red, blue, green and pink glass and semi-precious stones, with a branch issuing from the mouth rim. The flat back is finely incised with scrolling lotus, and the base is fixed to a silver-inlaid wood stand; few inlays replaced.
9 in. (23 cm.) high, excluding the wood stand
Provenance
Property of a French noble family, the collection was formed by the present owner's great-grandfather, from late 19th century to early 20th century.
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A RARE EMBELLISHED GILT-BRONZE WALL CLOCK
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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Lot Essay

A similar embellished wall vase enclosing a Western watch of the Qianlong period was sold in Christie's London, King Street, 6 November 2007, lot 105. Also see another Qianlong-period wall clock sold in Christie's London, South Kensington, 10 November 2015, lot 75.

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