Lot 26: A Louis XVI Portico Clock with Vase Crest, France, late 18th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
White marble, bronze, gold-plated, brass, metal, glass
France, late 18th century
Circular brass movement, spring driven
8 day running duration
Count wheel half-hour striking mechanism on bell, silk suspension adjustable from behind, brass pendulum
White enamel dial with Roman hour-markers, outer minute ring, pierced decorative hands
Marble plinth on four feet, above that two columns with vase crests carrying the case of the clockwork in-between them, which is surmounted by a vase and fitted with a drapery below
A winding key is included
Dimensions: 44 x 28 x 9.5 cm
Provenance: private property Silesia
The mantel clock is in good condition bearing minor signs of age and wear. Marble with smaller bumps in places. The left base shows a reparation. The dial bears fine hairline cracks and tiny chips in the area of the winding holes. During in house testing the watch was functional. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. (nlu)
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