29 - 30 March 2001
A LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
The dial signed MALARDOT A DIJON, Circa 1770
The circular white enamelled dial with Roman and Arabic chapter rings set with elaborate pierced and engraved hands within an acanthus-sheathed bezel surmounted by a love trophy of a cloud set with two doves, a quiver, and a flaming torch, on an inswept base centered by a love trophy of a bouquet of roses set with a bow and arrows above a dove on a oak leaves and acorns, on a canted rectangular base
16in. (40.5cm.) high, 11in. (28cm.) wide, 4½in. (11.5cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 29 October 1991, lot 93 ($4,800 hammer).
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