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French Gilt and Bronze Statuary Clock of Belisarius

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
141
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

French Gilt and Bronze Statuary Clock of Belisarius, c. 1830, gilt figure of Belisarius holding a bronze helmet and staff sits atop the clock with a fasces, sword, and shield adjacent, the bezel of the silvered 4-in. Roman numeral dial is an Ouroboros, the front of the plinth are scenes from the life of Belisarius cast in bas relief, all on gilt scroll feet, with eight-day time and countwheel strike movement with silk thread suspension, ht. 22 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Clock is currently ticking and striking.


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