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Gilt Ormolu-mounted Mantel Clock by Dieudonne Kinable

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
288
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 28, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt Ormolu-mounted Mantel Clock by Dieudonne Kinable, France, c. 1800, finely rendered cherub clasping a torch in one hand while being drawn on a chariot by two engraved butterflies sit atop the ormolu mounted case, engine-turned bezel enclosing the 4-in. roman numeral convex porcelain dial marked Kinable Palais Royale N. 131, lower frieze depicting a maiden resting in her chamber, lavish ormolu mounts of dragoons, greyhounds, and urns affixed throughout the base, eight-day time and count wheel strike mechanism with silk thread suspension, ht. 18 in.

Note: Dieudonne Kinable is listed as working at the Galerie de Palais Royale between 1794 and 1830.
Estimate $5,000-6,000

Overall very nice condition. No chips or hairlines to dial. Pendulum, no winding key.


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, Arts, Gilding, Gold, Learning, Mantel clock, Metal plating, Ormolu, Porcelain, Visual arts