London, South Kensington
21 January 1998
A Louis XV boulle balloon-shaped bracket clock
the circular ormolu dial with white and blue enamel Roman numerals within incised outer Arabic minute ring, the centre cast in relief with grotesques, the glazed door applied with a pierced relief of a cherub above the enamel signiature plate A.TIN. LE NOIR A PARIS, the case applied with rocaille mounts, surmounted by a seated amorino, later glazed to the sides, the four pillar twin barrel movement with later anchor escapement striking a bell, the backplate with countwheel, signed below Augustin Le Noir with pendulum and key, with the original bracket,
the clock -- 23½in. (59.5cm.) high, the bracket -- 7in. (17.8cm.) high
The Right Honourable Viscountess Torrington, Yotes Court, Mereworth, Kent.
Sold Messrs. Foster, Yotes Court, The Contents of the Mansion, October 1923, lot 174, #8.8s.
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