AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 420

DESCRIPTION: France, an indescribably outrageous mid 19th century portico clock, the stepped base, entablature and top inlaid with brass, mother of pearl, and green and pink dyed bone fragments, with stamped brass ornament and moldings trimming the ebonized case, twist turned columns with stamped capitals and bases, and trimmed with stamped brass vines, gilt, rococo revival style bezel with roman numeral white enamel dial, gilt gridiron pendulum with ornament matching the bezel, and 8 day, two train pendule de Paris movement striking on a bell
CONDITION: case with some inlay lifting, case top warped, brass trim loose at top rear right, back, bezel with minor loss to gilding, and minor corrosion, dial with hairlines and restoration, pendulum good, movement ticks and strikes, bell replaced. Portico clocks are usually conservative in design, but this one went wild.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 20.5in x 9.875in x 5.5in