14 - 15 April 2011
A LARGE FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
Surmounted by Neptune seated within a scallop shell, held aloft by a pair of winged mermaids flanking a circular enamel dial and clockcase cast with bulrush and reeds, on a pierced rocaille base centered with a trumpeting triton and putti astride hippocampi, the base bearing the arms of the Duc d'Angoulême, stamped THOMIR
37 in. (94 cm.) high, 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1989, lot 545.
A Private Collection: Volume II, Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 125.
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C. Payne, François Linke: The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 213, pl. 233 (illustrated).
Another clock of this model, cast by Monbro Frères and offered en suite with a pair of candelabra, was sold at Christie's, New York, 25 October 2007, lot 433.
PROPERTY FROM AN OHIO ESTATE (LOTS 180-205)
THURSDAY, 14 APRIL 2011
AT 2:00 PM (LOTS 180-367)
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