3 March 2004
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND ROUGE-GRIOTTE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1780, LACKING FEET, REGILT
17in. (43cm.) high, 21¼in. (54cm.) wide, 7½in. (19cm.) deep
Anonymous sale (The Property of a Foreign Prince), Christie's London, 3 July 1899, lot 126.
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According to Peter Pröschel who examined the clock, the present gilding, with its slight orange tonality, is reminiscent of Russian gilding used during the 20th century and is close to many examples in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
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