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French Ormolu Mantel Clock Depicting Napoleon Bonaparte

Auction:
2502
Lot:
533
Sold for:
$5,688$4,800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

French Ormolu Mantel Clock Depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, Paris, last quarter 19th century, the gilt-bronze case with Napoleon as artilliary officer manning a canon with silvered clock dial recessed behind the spoked wheel of the carriage on a rocky outcrop, the lower section with applied patriotic scenes, military iconography, feet and central drop inscribed with Napoleonic battles, Toulon, Mantour and Lodi, eight-day brass time and strike movement faintly inscribed on backplate, T.C. Cugghe(?)...et cie, Paris, count wheel strike and pendulum, ht. 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,500-4,500

No significant repairs, restoration or replacements, mellow old finish on brass, gilding in very nice condition, movement complete, probably could use lubrication, a very nice example.

Keywords

Napoleon Bonaparte, Paris, artilliary officer, Clocks, Gilding, Gold, Horology, Mantel clock, Metalworking, Napoleon I of France, Nice, Ormolu, Porcelain