21 September 2004
A French patinated bronze striking mantel clock 'au jardinier'
The case modelled as a gardener, with engine-turned silvered Roman dial with blued steel Breguet hands, the eight day twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell (lacking)
36.5 cm. high
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: A clock of closely related design but with enamel dial is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, L'Encyclopedie Française, Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1997, p.432, Fig.C.
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