07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00AMCalender
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Bronze Elephant Clock

 
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Bronze Elephant Clock, France, 19th century, a Chinaman seated atop the clock with porcelain enamel Roman numeral dial and the lower base of the clock modeled as a riding saddle for the elephant below, all on an organic-form molded platform with four scrolled feet, ht. 21 1/2, wd. 16 1/2, dp. 9 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Loose joint to front right scrolled off shoot from chinaman's seat. Elephant with painted faux-patination with some flakes to head and streaks to bottom. Roman numeral II has faded. Clock not guaranteed to be in working order.

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France