23 November 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR (LOT 27)
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK
The white enamel Roman and Arabic chapter disc with pierced and engraved ormolu hands, the center signed LAMY A PARIS, pendulum regulation square at XII, the movement with rectangular plates secured with five back-pinned baluster pillars, twin barrels with verge escapement and silk suspension, the calibrated countwheel on the backplate with strike on a bell above, the backplate engraved LAMY A PARIS, the case with a pierced and scrolled surround with further rose and acanthus-cast sprays, the sides with pierced trellis covered openings, the gilding probably original but cleaned
33 in. (84 cm.) high, 16 in. (42 cm.) wide
The Vitale Collection of Highly Important European Clocks; Christie's, New York, 30 October 1996, lot 96.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 20 April 2007, lot 399.
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