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Lot 983: Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere

Lots 521-1023: Antiques, Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

October 23, 2016

Manchester, NH, USA

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  • Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere
  • Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere
  • Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere
  • Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere
  • Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere
   
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Description: Guilmet, France, figural clock with conical pendulum, the painted spelter female figure on a variegated marble base resting on gilt scroll feet, her right arm held aloft and supporting the rotating timepiece, contained within a blue painted sphere suspended by decorative chain, serving as both movement case and oscillator, 8 day time only movement with Guilmets mark

Condition Report: cast base with two cracks, minor corrosion, marble with minor flakes, figure with gilt surface under later faux patination, gilt surfaces with wear, sphere with polished nickel surface under later blue paint, hands with filing, lower section of impulse rod replaced, impulse "propeller" replaced, escape pinion with repairs, movement will run, needs service

Dimensions: 21.5in x 7in x 8.5in

Date: 1880

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