12 December 2002
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED POLYCHROME-DECORATED STAINED-HORN AND CUT BRASS BRACKET CLOCK
The movement by Henri Lacau
The circular gilt dial with enamel-set Roman chapters signed 'HENRI LACAN A PARIS', the movement inscribed conformingly, within an arched and waisted case framed by rockwork and foliage and decorated with sprays of flowers, the arched hood with a bird in a foliate and rockwork-cast finial, with conforming bracket
51 in. (130 cm.) high [with bracket]; 17½ in. (45 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep
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