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Lot 11: A small gilt bronze Directoire timepiece, circa 1795
October 25, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A small gilt bronze Directoire timepiece, circa 1795
the clock symbolic of fertility, depicting a mortar giving birth to a putto in a puff of smoke which houses the timepiece, the white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, with an associated watch movement marked 'Baillon Paris' to the back plate, supported on a plinth bearing the applied inscription to the frieze 'Gare La Bombe', supported on four tapering feet
20.5 cm high, 14.5 cm wide, 6.5 cm deep