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Louis Phillipe Gilt Bronze Automaton Mantel Clock

Auction:
2314
Lot:
392
Sold for:
$5,993$5,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Louis Phillipe Gilt Bronze Automaton Mantel Clock, No. 915, the movement signed F.C and stamped Medaille d'Or, Paris, 1827, with 3-inch engine-turned Roman dial, two-train movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell, in sculptural case in the form of a grotto surrounded by shell-scrolls, ship's anchor, cannon, barrel and a mariner holding a scroll, the interior with painted harbor view and three-masted rocking ship on painted tissue-paper sea, on rosewood inlaid base containing the going-barrel automaton movement and two-air pull-string cylinder movement, under glass dome, total ht. 20 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Louis Phillipe Gilt Bronze Automaton, Paris, Automaton, Robotics, Scroll