A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND SEVRES-STYLE TURQUOISE GROUND PORCELAIN MANTLE CLOCK
BY LÉVY FRÈRES, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
CASE: The ovoid clockcase surmounted by a torch-bearing putto, above an inset porcelain plaque painted with Europa and the Bull, flanked by a pair of putti suspending floral garlands, set on a shaped plinth centred by a dial flanked by a pair of plaques depicting putti, on a scrolled base centred by a female mask DIAL: the circular enamel dial with Roman and Arabic chapters inscribed 'LEVY FRÈRES/A PARIS' with gilt pierced hands MOVEMENT:twin barrels with countwheel strike to bell stamped 'LEVY FRÈRES/A PARIS/580' and 'MEDAILLE D'ARGENT'
23¼ in. (59 cm.) high; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) wide
Christie's, New York, 9 April 2008, lot 43.