3 - 5 April 2007
A LARGE BLACK LACQUER, GILT BRONZE MOUNTED AND BOULLE MARQUETRY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK 'AUX CHEVAUX'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY. ATTRIBUTED TO LESCURE, PARIS
The case with conforming sidepanels, the cast dial with individual black and white enamel Roman chapters, the door mounted with a chariot and two horses, the feet modelled as horses on a waved plinth, the twin barrel movement with anchor escapement, countwheel strike on gong; apollo mask pendulum; winding key
107 cm. high (2)
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A similar model by Lescure is illustrated in Tardy, French Clocks, volume I, Paris 1981, p. 157.
Lescure, cabinet maker working in Paris around 1910 who specialised in the 'aux chevaux' type clocks.
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