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Gilt Bronze and Crystal Lyre Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
160
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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

Description:

Gilt Bronze and Crystal Lyre Clock, France, c. 1890, the lyre with a sun god between two swans holding a floral swag above the engine turned dial surround and bezel over the 4-in. porcelain Roman numeral dial, ornate pierced gilt hands, floral embossed crystal base, all on a floral plinth raised on mushroom feet, eight-day time and strike movement with sun burst pendulum hung from the top behind the lyre "strings" which mysteriously moves with the ticking of the clock, ht. 20 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Clock ticks and strikes. All glass in good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Gilt Bronze, France