London, South Kensington
24 April 2002
2 French marble cased striking mantel clock, circa 1880
In the Egyptian taste, carved and gilt heightened with stylised hieroglyphs overall, surmounted by an obelisk on a pedestal above the rectangular case, on a spreading marmo nero Belgio base, the Roman dial inscribed A ECALLE HORLOGER DE LA MARINE, PARIS, 93, PALAIS ROYAL, the twin barrel movement bereft -- 29in. (73.7cm.) high
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For a similar marble and bronze mounted clock, designed by Benjamin Vulliamy in 1810, see Otoomeyer/Proschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munich, 1986, p.339.
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