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Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
33
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock, France, c. 1840, the standing figure and five-string instrument flanking the flat-top case with a floral decorated lyre, torch, and wreath above the 4-in. Roman numeral porcelain dial with Breguet-style hands, applied floral spandrels with a torch and floral scene below, lower section with circular rose and swag wreaths flanking the cornucopia of instrument in the center, all resting on bulbous bun feet, eight-day time and count wheel strike mechanism with a silk thread suspension, ht. 21 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

overall very nice condition with some wear to the gilding


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.

Keywords

France, Ancient Greek religion, Floristry, Headgear, Wreath