10-11-2019 10-11-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3295M Marlborough
October 11, 2019 10:00AMCalender
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French White Marble and Ormolu Annular Dial Clock

$10,455$8,500
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

French White Marble and Ormolu Annular Dial Clock, c. 1800, bronze standing cherub with gilt quiver and outstretched arm points to the time on the two porcelain annular dial rings showing hours with Roman numerals and the minutes with Arabic, white and variegated gray marble plinth with military trophies, classical ormolu friezes on all sides, inset foliate designs along the base and fluted bun feet supports the marble urn with leafage ormolu mounts, intertwined serpents and removable lid opens to the eight-day time and countwheel strike spring-powered movement with silvered platform escapement, ht. 29 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

overall in very nice condition, very small nicks to marble base, annular dial rings is in clean with no chips, currently ticking and striking. Object left corner, under gilt shield, marble has been repaired.


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Keywords

Bronze sculpture, Gilding, Gold, Metal plating, Metals, Ormolu, Porcelain, Skills, Striking clock, Visual arts