17 - 18 November 1999
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK
The dial signed NLAS. ROUSSEL A PARIS, Circa 1745-49
The glazed white enamelled dial with Arabic and Roman numerals signed NLAS. ROUSSEL/A PARIS, set with elaborate pierced and engraved scrolled hands, within a scrolled rocaille drum, flanked by acanthus on the left and a flowering branch on the right, surmounted by Diana seated on a cloud, the sun behind her, her dog at her feet, the rocky bottom set with a dragon and two eggs, the movement signed Nlas. Roussel AParis, stamped twice with the C-couronn poinon
28in. (71cm.) high
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Nicolas-Martin Roussel, matre in 1741.
The C couronn poinon was a tax mark used in France between March 1745 and February 1749 on any alloy containing copper.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru