French Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock,

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French Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, ca 1810-1830. A bronze and ormolu figural clock with 8-day time and strike silk thread suspension movement, enamel dial with Roman numerals and Breuget hands, the case with musical score on stand above, flanked on the right by a young woman in period French attire playing a lute, and on the left with a harp, the rectangular case with applied mounts and resting on seven turned adjustable legs. Marked 5437 on the movement; period, likely original pendulum present; 16″ high x 12″ wide x 3.5″ deep.

An identical timepiece is part of the collection of the Patrimonio Nacional in Madrid, Spain, and is pictured in the Catalogo de Relojes Del Patrimonio Nacional by J. Ramon Colon de Carvajal, 1987, p. 241, a copy of which accompanies this lot.

Condition report

Some wear to gilding; jeweler’s scratched notation indicating 1983 repair/cleaning. Strike hammer replaced; one rear foot missing and old break to one rear leg of harp pedestal. We do not guarantee working order of clocks and watches.


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