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2946M Marlborough
October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

French Bronze, Marble, and Ormolu Annular Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 28, 2016 10:00AM


French Bronze, Marble, and Ormolu Annular Clock, Probably Paris, c. 1820, a gilt angel playing a lyre, seated on an orb with central porcelain annular roman numeral dial, gilt stars, and a serpent to depict the hours and quarters surmounts the marble and bronze case with flattened engine-turned feet and classical frieze depicting five figures, fine, eight-day time and strike, silk thread pendulum movement with winding and access obtained from lifting the garland on the side, ht. 19 in.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Very high quality marble, bronze, ormolu components and movement. A rare form with no significant repairs or replacements impacting value.

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