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Napoleon III Gilt-bronze and Porcelain-mounted Mantel Clock

Auction:
2379
Lot:
251
Sold for:
$5,875$5,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2379
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Napoleon III Gilt-bronze and Porcelain-mounted Mantel Clock, c. 1870, the face signed H. Houdebine, with two-train movement and half-strike, the case with cresting of an open mask and scrolled foliage, above an arched panel of astrological symbols and muses; the lower case fitted with panels of oval portraits and a panel of cherubs, the case molded in high relief with lion masks, flowerheads, acorns, floral garlands, and elongated anthemion, giltwood base with velvet top, with glass dome, ht. of clock 15 in., overall ht. 17 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

Napoleon III, Clocks, Mantel clock, Ormolu, Porcelain

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