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Lot 552: French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock

Thanksgiving Sale

by Royal Antiques

November 26, 2016

Pasadena, CA, USA

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  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
  • French Gilt Bronze Mechanical Falling Ball Mantle Clock
   
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Description: 23"h. x 11.5"w. x 9.25"d. French bronze and gilt bronze Spherical Weight or "Falling Ball" mantle clock, with barometer and thermometer. Top features a bronze standing lion figure atop a cover that lifts for the deposit of balls, over a decorative frieze and glass-sided rectangular case with bottom drawer for ball storage, atop four toupie feet. Dial with enameled floral decoration and colorless jewels above a wheeled barometer, also adorned with colorless jewels; a thermometer to the left and a rotating wheel mechanism that uses the gravity of falling balls to power the clock movement in the back.

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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