Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock with Fusee Cylind



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Sold Price: [Subscribe to view] Sold Date: 6:00 AM PT - Nov 3rd, 2005

Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock with Fusee Cylinder Movement, with 3 1/2-inch engine-turned Roman dial, two-train movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on two bells, in sculptural case depicting the Allegory of Music as classical female figure with lyre beside plinth with musical manuscript unveiled, and rectangular base with egg-and-dart borders, decorated with rosettes, scrolls and garlands in relief, on oval mahogany base with ormolu mounts of a fountain flanked by drinking swans, with beaded lip and controls engraved Silence / Musique, Continue Musique and Autre / Meme, the three-air fusee cylinder movement with sectional comb, teeth in groups of three and bass teeth on the left, instant stop and finger-press to release the movement, the underside with handwritten programme No. 516, Terpsuore (?), 3 Airs, l’Orage Sale, Allemande and Grande Anglaise, under glass dome, total ht. 20 in., cylinder 6 3/4 in.
Note: There are two treble teeth and two tips broken. The movement is in good and apparently unrestored playing condition.

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