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French Brass Figural Mantel Clock

Auction:
2981T
Lot:
1964
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Auction:
Discovery - 2981T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 09, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

French Brass Figural Mantel Clock, c. 1850, figures depicting a sailor's wife in distress holding her children atop a rocky ledge, faded 3-in. silvered dial, central frieze with an applied shell, dolphin, and cat-o'-nine tail motif, acanthus leaf molding above the scrolled shell-decorated feet, eight-day time and countwheel strike mechanism, ht. 19 in.
Estimate $500-700

nice patina to the patinated area and brass areas, mechanism needs complete overhaul, not ticking or striking, lacking pendulum.


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.

Keywords

Acanthus, Ancient Greek architecture, Art history, Arts, Decorative arts, Mantel clock, Motif, Ornaments, Visual arts

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