20 - 21 April 2005
A Louis XVI style ormolu and Sevres porcelain clock 'a cercle tournante'
Third quarter 19th Century
Modelled as a serpent-entwined urn with pinecone finial, the rotating ring dials with Roman and Arabic chapters, on a Vitruvian scrolled base, above a plinth set with turquoise-ground plaques painted with trophies and figures, the reverse inscribed with spurious interlaced 'L's for Sèvres and various letters
21½ in. (50.5 cm.) high; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide
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For a Louis XVI example of this model clock, signed by the horloger Millot, see P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule française du Moyen Age au XXesiècle, Paris, 1997, p. 285, pl. E.
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