Lot 48: FINE FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK 19TH CENTURY 48cm wide, 54cm high
January 25, 2017
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
FINE FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and flower garlands in an architectural case surmounted by a large urn finial hung with laurel garlands on a shaped oval base with acanthus and oak leaf garlands, raised on shaped bracket feet; the eight day movement striking a bell
48cm wide, 54cm high
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- with a winder and pendulum
- nicely cast and of a good colour, some expected tarnish marks and areas of rubbing but overall of a good appearance
- dial is largely good, a small area of fine cracking below numeral 7
- one right hand facing swag garland is a little loose
- two knobs (securing the bow above the dial, and the garlands attached to the urn) look to be later replacements
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