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Ormolu Musical Clock Base and Part Clock

Auction:
2183
Lot:
561
Sold for:
$235$200

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Auction:
Sale #2183 - 2183
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Ormolu Musical Clock Base and Part Clock, England, c.1830, with two-air movement by P.H. Paur with large fusee drive above, the base with cast openwork frieze and paste mounts, on scrolled feet, the (incomplete) clock with drum-shaped movement signed "Tonton Lontiehe" [sic] on the engraved backplate, fusee movement, enamel dial and fretwork back, on four foliate scrolled supports to the base, wd. 8 1/2 in.

Note: Pierre-Henri Paur was a French maker of small movements in Geneva. He returned to France in 1833 to form a musical box manufactory, but died unsuccessful six years later. His partner, Auguste L'Epee, re-started the business which became the musical box company of France.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Pierre-Henri Paur, United Kingdom, France, Auguste L'Epee, Clocks, Fretwork, Ormolu, Watches