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French Gilt-bronze Figural Mantel Clock

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
181
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

French Gilt-bronze Figural Mantel Clock, c. 1850, sheet music, tambourine, and a basket of flowers adorn the case, figure of Cupid playing the harp, with his quiver and bow, flank the 2 3/4-in. roman numeral porcelain dial with Breguet-style hands, applied ormolu mounts on stepped base, resting on turned button-style feet, eight-day time and countwheel strike mechanism with silk thread suspension, ht. 11 in.
Estimate $500-700

Has pendulum and 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

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