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A Napoleon III gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock

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A Napoleon III gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock

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A Napoleon III gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock The naturalistic case flanked by the figure of the Faun with Pipes, cast after the antique, the stepped rouge griotte marble plinth with stiff-leaf gallery, the silvered dial with Roman hours and pierced moon hands, the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell, the backplate stamped Cailly Freres and numbered 21 27¾in. (70.5cm.) high, 17¾in. (45cm.) wide
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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.
This lot is subject to Collection and Storage Charges.

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The Faun with Pipes a Roman marble after a bronze original dating back to the second half of 4th century. The marble was much admired, once owned by the Borghese family, initially recorded and displayed in 1638. The faun's charm spread during the 18th century, through images and replica's collected by the Grand Tourist's of the peroid. In 1807 Napoleon Bonaparte acquired the bulk of the Borghese antiquities collection, and by 1815 it was re-installed in the Louvre, where it remains on display.

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