A French gilt-bronze cartel clock
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A French gilt-bronze cartel clock

IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE, CIRCA 1880

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A French gilt-bronze cartel clock
In the Louis XV style, Circa 1880
Surmounted by a sunburst, with Cupid in a chariot with doves, the shaped case flanked by scrolling foliage, centred by a circular enamel dial inscribed Lenoir à Paris, the twin-train movement with countwheel strike, above the waisted lower part with pierced front panel and a group of Cupid and Psyche above an acanthus finial
103 in. (40.5 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

This cartel clock is a copy of the celebrated model made by Jacques Caffieri circa 1750, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
It is illustrated in H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munich, 1986, 2.5.11 .
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