23 April 2009
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN-MOUNTED TOLE PEINTE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
MID-18TH CENTURY, THE CLOCK SIGNED 'MUSSON A PARIS'
CASE: modelled with flowering leafy branches supporting a clock case, above a Kaendler group of The Kiss
DIAL: white enamel, signed 'MUSSON/A PARIS', ormolu hands
MOVEMENT: twin barrels with anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell; possibly associated
14½ in. (37 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 8 in. (23 cm.) deep.
Acquired from Reichert, Munich.
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