London, South Kensington
11 July 2006
A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted black and white marble striking portico mantel clock, late 18th Century
The drum case surmounted by an eagle finial and flanked by flowering vases, on scroll supports and with fluted columns with husk mounts to the front, the breakfront base raised on six toupie feet, the white enamel Arabic dial with outer concentric date ring, pierced and chased ormolu arrow and arrow and wreath main hands, blued steel arrow date hand, the eight day twin barrel with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell -- 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high; mask pendulum
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