Lot 1257: A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK, CHARLES LE ROY, PARIS, CIRCA 1780 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4¼-inch enamel dial signed Charles Le Roy A Paris, the similarly signed bell striking movement with outside count wheel and later Brocot suspension, flat bottomed plates, the bow-ended case with vase surmount and ribbon-tied laurel swags; on a later associated white marble plinth
Dial is dirty but otherwise in good condition, hour hand is clipped, glass to front bezel missing. Movement is much in need of a clean but looks as though it would run, later Brocot escapement, bell lacking. Case is rather dirty and gilding is rubbed and marked; white marble plinth is later associated, gilt beading is loose, minor edge chips. No pendulum or winder.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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Dimensions: 45cm. 17¾in. high