AUCTION : 1018

Lots 877 - 902: French Clocks

Lot#: 877

DESCRIPTION: France, table or mantel regulator with polychrome enamel panels, the engraved, crystal regulator style case with sides and dial featuring men and women in gardens and landscapes, wearing fanciful Elizabethan costume, the panels bordered in blue, and dial with blue ground, and having Roman numerals within gilt bordered cartouches, gilt spade hands, 8 day, two train pendule de Paris movement, striking the hours and half hour in passing
CONDITION: case dirty and lacking gilding, side panels and dial with significant losses to gilt ornament, dial missing 7 small red beads, hands with losses to gilding, rear glass with chip at lower right, movement dirty, ticking, will strike occasionally, needs service
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 8.875in x 5.5in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 878

DESCRIPTION: Japy Fils, Paris, France, figural mystery clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with conical pendulum in a white alabaster case on cast feet with applied gilt ornaments, surmounted by a gilt female figure holding the pendulum aloft, Roman numeral white enamel dial, and gilt spade hands.
CONDITION: Generally very good original condition. The gilt statue has some losses to gilding that was applied later. It is still quite bright and presents well. There are some minor losses to the alabaster on corners. All of the ormolu trim appears intact. Enamel dial is nearly perfect. The point at the bottom of the pendulum will need to be straightened a little. Beveled glass is missing from the back door of the case.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2200
PRICE SOLD: $2000
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 23in x 13.5in x 7in

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Lot#: 879

DESCRIPTION: Boileau a Paris, an early 19th century, half seconds beating gilt bronze portico clock, on floral medallion ornamented compressed ball feet, base molding decorated with palmette, anthemion and bellflower, the dado with mount having a central sunflower with mask, and flanking Grecian foliate ornament below the simple molded surbase, four columns with square plinths, laurel wreathed molded bases, and egg and dart capitals supporting the entablature, the frieze with floral medallions and cornice with waterleaf, palmette and bellflower, laurel wreath bezel with simple foliate inner ring, roman numeral white enamel dial with inner seconds chapter,signed "Boileau a Paris", blued steel Breguet style hands and central seconds hand, large two train movement with knife edge suspension and pin wheel escapement, counting the hours on a bell, and heavy bimetallic half seconds beating gridiron pendulum
CONDITION: dirty, and with minor scratches and losses to gilding, gilt bead above dial with deformity, center medallion with touch of gold paint and glue residue, case top at rear left with gold paint and minor deformation, dial with filled chips at edge, 7:00, 9:00, hairline at 9:30, hands good, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, pendulum with minor oxide, inconsistencies in the assembly of the case and bezel and the cutout in the underside of the top to facilitate hanging the pendulum lead us to believe that the case, bezel and movement did not begin life together
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $2600
CIRCA: 1820
DIMENSIONS: 20.75in x 11in x 7in

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Lot#: 880

DESCRIPTION: Pierre Le Doux, a Paris, a large, early 20th century reproduction of a Louis XV bracket clock, with 18th century movement, the red hardwood case and bracket with polychrome floral ornament, the bracket with landscape scene featuring a dog at the base of a tree and looking at a bird, and mounted with cast, chased brass naturalistic ornament, roman numeral concave/ convex white enamel dial, pierced and engraved gilt hands, signed brass movement with five baluster pillars and of at least two week duration, with recoil escapement, count wheel striking, and silk thread suspension
CONDITION: surface with crazing, mounts lacking gilding, dirty, dial with hairlines and repairs, minute hand with minor losses to gilding, movement dirty, with tarnish and staining, numerous empty holes in front and back plates, steel components with minor oxide
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $550
DIMENSIONS: 41.75in x 18.5in x 8.5in

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Lot#: 881

DESCRIPTION: Dupas, a Paris, a late 18th century marble and gilt bronze mantel clock, the base on eight decorated feet, and with inset, scrolling foliate mounts, columns and pilasters supporting a stepped entablature with gilt bead molding, the columns in black marble with gilt capitals and bases, encircled with a spiral, leafy vine, the white pilasters with flanking, scroll buttress bases, mounted with a hanging garland, scrolling at the bottom, and terminating in a floral roundel, the clock case with scrolling foliate pendant, flanked by four urns with gilt flowers, and surmounted by an eagle with outstretched wings, and resting on a black pedestal with gilt festoon, roman numeral white enamel dial signed "Dupas a Paris", fancy gilt hands, 8- 15 day pendule de Paris movement with recoil escapement, silk thread suspension, and count wheel striking
CONDITION: case dirty, and with minor flakes, gilding good overall, with minor loss and a few small spots of verdigris, lower right base molding detached, right column with small chips and divots, both columns appear to have been lacquered, bead moldings at case top loose, clock case with two small holes for anchoring missing festoons, dial dirty, with minor scratches and hairlines, minute hand with minor bends, movement ticks and strikes, pendulum an incredibly inappropriate replacement
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1790
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 13.75in x 4in

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Lot#: 882

DESCRIPTION: France, a gilt bronze and cut glass desk timepiece, egg and dart molded plinth with rectangular, diamond pattern, cut, colorless glass pedestal, supporting a gilt, acanthus ornamented cradle, holding the round, diamond cut timepiece case, gilt bezel, roman numeral gilt dial with blued steel Breguet style hands, and 30 hour, full plate verge fusee watch movement signed Thomas Langlois, a Paris
CONDITION: castings with minor discoloration and tarnish, gilding with losses, bezel with plastic crystal, dial with minor scratches and discoloration, movement with minor tarnish, good balance, will tick briefly, needs service
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $425

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Lot#: 883

DESCRIPTION: France, three piece mantel garniture set, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a metal case of classic architectural form with stepped base, six full Corinthian columns flanking an ashlar facade with central arch, a painted ceramic panel within displaying a gilt chapter ring with Roman numerals, a scene of royals walking amidst an ancient city below the dial, all topped by a pediment with applied gilt ornament, two matching urns, both with painted ceramic panels.
CONDITION: The gilding has worn off of much of the arch and the roof of the building will need to be secured, but otherwise this is an attractive and impressive case. The left end of the applied ornament in the pediment is absent. Beautiful, unsigned, painted ceramic panels on all three pieces. Substantial urns with matching architectural details. There is a tiny chip to the ceramic panel below one of the urns. Knob for back door is missing. The movement is signed with the initials "E. A." on either side of an anchor. Strikes on large cathedral gong.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 17in x 14in x 8.5in

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Lot#: 884

DESCRIPTION: Marti & Cie, Paris, France, figural shelf clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with white enamel dial in a highly stylized cast brass case set on veneered wooden base surmounted by three putti grasping bacchanal themed items and cast brass appliqués including matching stand with cast brass appliqués, veneers and ornaments.
CONDITION: the case has some minor water damage on lower areas of the wooden base and lower areas of stand. It appears all the ornaments and figures are complete and unbroken. Height of the clock only is 26.75in.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $850
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 74in x 16in x 9.75in

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Lot#: 885

DESCRIPTION: Courvoisier, a Paris, a late 18th century marble and gilt bronze mantel clock, the oblong base on toupie feet with inset, reeded mounts and central foliate ornament, and finished with a gilt bead molding, the gilt clock case with laurel and bowknot drop, and surmounted by a pyramid of fruit, the case supported bu two slender vasiform columns, with foliate and basket weave mounts, and gadrooned rings, arabic numeral white enamel dial, signed "Courvoisier a Paris", well executed pierced and engraved gilt hands, 8 day two train movement with crown wheel escapement, the Swiss style strike work mounted to the back plate, and with silk thread suspension, repeating the last hour on demand
CONDITION: marble dirty and with minor flakes and abrasion, gilding with minor losses, one reeded band in base with spot of corrosion, rear foot replaced, ornament on case top incomplete, rear glass with chip, dial with hairlines and filled losses, hands good, movement ticks, strike train will run but rack does not fall when released, very gummy, should function properly following service, pendulum replaced
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1780

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Lot#: 886

DESCRIPTION: E. Maurice & Co., Paris, France, for Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston, mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement with visible Brocot escapement on an molded octagonal base with gilt brass and red marble ovolo molding supporting a central column with the Greek muses cast with relief from patinated metal, supporting a molded octagonal capital upon which rests a drum head of black slate holding the movement, bezel, and polished black slate dial with incised Roman numerals and gilt hands.
CONDITION: Gilding has worn off of much of the brass moldings in spots. Remarkably, the stone case and moldings have almost no chips. Cast metal column with figures is in very good condition. Retailer name on the sunken portion of the dial is just barely visible. Polished black slate dial is excellent. Good hands and beveled glass. The black slate case parts could use some cleaning. The movement is signed "E.M." and strikes on a bell. The Muses were Greek goddesses who ruled over the arts and sciences and offered inspiration in those subjects. This clock is heavy if shipping is a consideration.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 16.5in x 9in x 9in

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Lot#: 887

DESCRIPTION: France, an unusual early 19th century gilt and patinated bronze figural clock, the oval base with four winged lion masks above paw feet, anthemion and palmette mounts, with central Medusa mask, and featuring two figures in a small sailboat, the rear with female figure, her left hand on the mast, and right hand holding what may be a torch, the bow with figure of cupid, his right hand raised, his left holding an anchor, the roman numeral white enamel dialmounted to tyhe sail, fancy gilt hands, two train pendule de Paris movement with silk thread suspension, striking on a bell, with associated oval base and dome
CONDITION: gilding with minor losses, patination restored, inside of base with an added sheet metal bottom to which the upper section is attached, torch replaced, nut holding the clock case to the mast missing, rope to which anchor is attached broken, ornament at top of mast replaced, movement and dial replaced, pendulum replaced, dial with hairlines and small chip. bezel glass chipped, ticks and strikes, dome dimensions listed. Movement is stamped "JAPY FRERE MEDAILLE OR" [sic] and "HOTTOT A PARIS"
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1700
CIRCA: 1815
DIMENSIONS: 21.5in x 14in x 7.25in

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Lot#: 888

DESCRIPTION: Michel Decoux, a marble and polished metal mantel clock with gull ornament, the oblong base and top with brown, variegated marble veneers over contrasting black slate base and panels, joined portico style by six hexagonal, polished chrome columns with polished, gilt capitals and bases, and flanking a polished chrome crystal regulator case, surmounted by a polished, gilt wave form casting and polished chrome gull, signed "Decoux", diamond shaped Arabic numeral metal dial with blued steel hands, and 8 day Pendule de Paris movement, striking on a bell
CONDITION: very good, black slate at upper left separated and reattached, and now with a small gap, all polished metal components very good, right glass with very large chip at upper left, left glass with small chip at lower left, dial now with a layer of copper colored paint, hour hand poorly reblued, numerals with minor scratches and flaws in plating, movement with tarnish, crutch fork with poor repair, bell replaced, pendulum an incorrect replacement, ticks and strikes
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 21 x 16.25in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 889

DESCRIPTION: Japy Freres, Paris, France, three piece mantel garniture set, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with platform escapement, the case with three putti supporting a sphere with applied roman numerals and arrow hands resting on a marble base with gilt cast appliques and two matching side pieces with putti holding aloft the candleabra
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish on the ball form case and the original gilding. The marble and apllied castings are in good condition with only minor chips on the candelabra. The platform escapement has been replaced. Dimensions are of clock only, the two cadleabra are of similar dimensions.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 15.5in x 6in x 6in

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Lot#: 890

DESCRIPTION: France, a gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel clock, the case replete with symmetrically arranged acanthus and other naturalistic top, the top with a rocky landscape and a Turkish archer wearing armor, astride a reddish brown patinated horse, the horse with head and one leg raised, the figure looking backward, his bowstring taut, and ready to release an arrow, Roman numeral white enamel dial with open escapement, 8 day, two train pendule de Paris movement
CONDITION: bezel, dial and movement replaced and of later date than the case, case dirty but retains much of its original gilding, patinated surfaces good, pallets and hands missing, trains functional, this movement was meant to strike on a gong and so has no provision for mounting a bell, and no way to mount a gong
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $850
CIRCA: 1835
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 15.5in x 5in

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Lot#: 891

DESCRIPTION: France, carriage clock, 8 day, time and strike with alarm and hour repeat, spring driven movement with lever platform escapement in an Anglaise case with stepped, molded base and cornice, the corners with Corinthian columns, and the top with carrying handle, Roman numeral white enamel dial, and blued steel distaff hands.
CONDITION: Brass case with some tarnish, but otherwise very good. The enamel dial is in also good with one small hairline on the bottom right corner. Hands are excellent.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 8in x 4in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 892

DESCRIPTION: France, monumental mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with triple calendar, moon phases and barometer in a black slate case with green malachite insets and incised gold highlights. All dials are white enamel and the clock has exposed Brocot escapement on center dial.
CONDITION: there is a crack in the case in the bottom left and minor chips at top, and bottom right corner. The dials are in good condition with a hairline at 12 and a small crack at the winding arbor on the clock dial.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1875
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 19in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 893

DESCRIPTION: S. Marti & Cie, Paris, France, oval crystal regulator, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a gilt brass case with four curved beveled glasses, cloisonné trim in bands around the case top and bottom, dial, and on the frame of the compensating pendulum, cream colored enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gilt hands, and double-vial pendulum.
CONDITION: The case is dusty and dirty and could stand polishing, but otherwise this is a clean clock. All four curved beveled glasses are good. Well made movement with Brocot escapement between the plates has the Marti 1889 award stamp. It is also stamped "Made in France" The dial is perfect but for some very small losses along the bottom edge that have been masked with a bit of white filler. Rack and snail strike sounds on a cathedral gong. Just a bit of attention will make this a very nice clock.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1915
DIMENSIONS: 11in x 8in x 7in

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Lot#: 894

DESCRIPTION: Vincenti & Cie, Paris, France for A. Fiocati, Berlin, Germany, miniature tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven diminutive pendule de Paris movement in a lyre-form case with tortoise shell veneer and applied ormolu mounts, cream colored enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, and gilt Louis XV style hands.
CONDITION: There are a few cracks in the veneer, but no losses. Cast metal ornaments are very good. There is a small repaired break in the signed dial above the 12. Curved beveled glass in the front of the case is good. The movement will need to be secured to the case. The movement is signed by Vincenti as wall as being stamped "H & F / Paris ". This clock last sold for $1300 in September of 2014.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 19.25in x 5.75in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 895

DESCRIPTION: France, ceramic and ormolu mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a vibrant porcelain vase-form case mounted on a gilt metal base with floral swag, flanked by horned rams, and topped with an urn finial, polychrome painted dial with putto, gilt hands.
CONDITION: the cast brass case is in excellent condition with much of the gilding intact. Painted dial is perfect. Convex beveled glass is very good. Original hands. Movement is signed "Vassy Jejre / Paris ". Serial number on the back of movement matches the one stamped on the pendulum.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 20in x 15in x 8in

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Lot#: 896

DESCRIPTION: Vincenti & Cie, Paris, France, crystal regulator, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a glazed brass case on cast bun feet supporting fluted columns on the front corners and pilasters on the back corners, stepped and molded base and top with repeating palmette and laurel fretwork, matching pendulum, Roman numeral white enamel dial with red Arabic numerals at the quarters, and blued steel Breguet style hands.
CONDITION: The partially gilt case is in very nice condition with some yellowing and spotting of the polished brass. Some gilding remains within the column flutes. All four beveled glass are good. The white enamel dial is perfect, but for a bit of dirt. Hands are original and in good condition. Nice matching pendulum. The signed Vincenti movement strikes on a gong. A clean and attractive clock.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1915
DIMENSIONS: 13in x 7.75in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 897

DESCRIPTION: Charles Hour, Paris, for Bigelow, Kennard, & Co., Boston, crystal regulator, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement with Brocot escapement and compensating pendulum in an oval form glazed gilt brass case with cream colored enamel dial with arabic numerals and blued steel hands.
CONDITION: The brass case retains much of its original gilding on the lower half. The top of the case has turned dull brown. All four curved beveled glasses are perfect. The porcelain dial -- signed by Bigelow and Kennard -- is in excellent condition. Nice double-vial pendulum. Light oxidation on the original hands. The movement bears the "JUST" logo that belonged to Charles Hour. The movement retains a bright polish.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 10.75in x 7.25in x 6in

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Lot#: 898

DESCRIPTION: France, Empire portico clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a polished black slate case on cast brass feet, the base and top with applied gilt rose ornaments, four Corinthian columns with gilt bases and capitals, the gilt bezel with repeating acanthus leaf design, gilt chapter ring with Roman numerals, cast dial center and gridiron pendulum both with floral designs, blued steel Breguet hands.
CONDITION: There are some very small chips to the stone case along the edges and one slightly larger chip on the front center of the base. Original gilt surfaces are very good. The finish on the hands is slightly dulled from oxidation. The suspension block has been augmented to be adjustable. The unsigned movement strikes with a count wheel and bell.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 18in x 9.5in x 5in

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Lot#: 899

DESCRIPTION: France, lantern clock, 30 hour, time and strike, weight driven movement, verge escapement with upward facing crown wheel, thread suspension with side-mounted pendulum, posted iron frame resting on short iron feet, brass front with integrated dial showing Roman numerals, single iron hand, topped by bell and pierced brass fronton.
CONDITION: Dial is lightly tarnished. Heavy iron hand. The movement is fairly clean. Light oxidation on iron frame. Movement has the time train in the front and strike train in the rear. The pendulum is suspended from the right side. The movement employs a rope drive. Count wheel strike for the hours and passing strike for the half hours. Lot includes a single iron weight. No pendulum. No evidence of, or provision for, sides or back. This clock was sold by Ivoire Saint-Etienne on October 13th, 2012 as lot number 30.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: First half of the 18 Century
DIMENSIONS: 12in x 6.75in x 6in

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Lot#: 900

DESCRIPTION: France, probably Eugene Farcot, Paris, swinging doll clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven movement employing the chaff-cutter escapement with two escape wheels in an alabaster case with white enamel chapter ring and putto figure pendulum swinging front-to-back.
CONDITION: Very small edge and corner chips the case edges. White speckling on the front of base. Putto is original and was touched up with gold paint. The porcelain dial has three fine hairline cracks. There never was a bezel or front glass because this clock originally was placed under a glass dome. The movement is stamped with serial number 7989, "Chappement Brevet", a trademark featuring a bird with arrows and "FOT" which was used to indicate "Farcot ". Breguet style hands are original and have had some gold paint applied. Base was reglued with modern adhesive.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 9.25in x 8in x 4in

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Lot#: 901

DESCRIPTION: France, two-part porcelain mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, pendule de Paris movement with silk thread suspension, the case in the style of Jacob Petit, decorated with molded and brightly painted naturalistic ornament, blue ground highlighted by bright gilding, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, Breguet style steel hands, all resting on a wood base under a glass dome
CONDITION: The porcelain case and base are very good with minor wear and a tiny chip to one of the petals of the larger flower on the left side. Some of the gold has been touched up. White enamel dial is very good. The hands look to have been painted at some point. The associated wooden base and dome are new. The movement is signed by Vincenti with the Medialle d'Argent award. Dimensions are for the two part clock without the dome.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 13in x 10in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 902

DESCRIPTION: Samuel Marti, Paris, France, figural mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendule de Paris movement in a white marble case on turned brass feet with applied gilt ornaments, supporting gilt figures of a woman, dog, and Cupid, white convex enamel dial with Arabic numerals and gilt fleur-de-lis hands.
CONDITION: The white marble case is in very good condition with some tiny chips and one small chip on the lower right side. The white enamel dial is very good. Gilt hands are excellent. Gilt figures are also very good. Marti movement is stamped with the award medal for 1900. Case and dial are both marked "France" and the movement "Made in France ".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1915
DIMENSIONS: 13.5in x 12.5in x 5.5in

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