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Lot 394: A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1870, |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6-inch enamel dial signed Bailly A Paris, the similarly signed bell striking movement with outside count wheel and Brocot escapement, the case mounted beside a seated classically dressed female figure representing Study, the white marble base with gilt mounts and mouldings,
Dial has damage and old repair by V, other minor cracks and marks. Movement appears to be complete but is very dirty and requires complete service and overhaul. Case is very dirty, mount lacking from top of movement case, marble is dirty and with edge chips. With pendulum and 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: 44.5cm. high x 75cm. wide; 1ft. 5½in. x 2ft. 5½in.