Louis Phillipe Gilt Bronze Automaton Mantel Clock



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

Louis Phillipe Gilt Bronze Automaton Mantel Clock, No. 915, the movement signed F.C and stamped Medaille d’Or, Paris, 1827, with 3-inch engine-turned Roman dial, two-train movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell, in sculptural case in the form of a grotto surrounded by shell-scrolls, ship’s anchor, cannon, barrel and a mariner holding a scroll, the interior with painted harbor view and three-masted rocking ship on painted tissue-paper sea, on rosewood inlaid base containing the going-barrel automaton movement and two-air pull-string cylinder movement, under glass dome, total ht. 20 in.

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