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French Marble and Gilt Statuary Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
612
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

French Marble and Gilt Statuary Clock, c. 1870, a young girl playing a hurdy-gurdy leans against the clock topped with grapes and short pipes, 3-in porcelain Roman numeral dial with illegible maker and location, blued-steel Breguet-style hands, spring-powered, eight-day, time and count-wheel strike movement regulated by a pendulum, with a white marble base, an ebonized wooden base and glass dome, ht. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900

Clock ticks but is not striking, case with minor wear and losses, appears to retain the original wooden pedestal and glass dome.


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.

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illegible maker