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Lot 867: Hemon a Paris, figural mantel clock, gilt and patinated bronze case, the molded base with scroll feet set with Helios masks, the front with trophy, including poppies, acanthus, wheat, and tools of the harvest, and surmounted by a pair of nicely

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

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

October 23, 2016

Manchester, NH, USA

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  • Hemon a Paris, figural mantel clock, gilt and patinated bronze case, the molded base with scroll feet set with Helios masks, the front with trophy, including poppies, acanthus, wheat, and tools of the harvest, and surmounted by a pair of nicely
  • Hemon a Paris, figural mantel clock, gilt and patinated bronze case, the molded base with scroll feet set with Helios masks, the front with trophy, including poppies, acanthus, wheat, and tools of the harvest, and surmounted by a pair of nicely
  • Hemon a Paris, figural mantel clock, gilt and patinated bronze case, the molded base with scroll feet set with Helios masks, the front with trophy, including poppies, acanthus, wheat, and tools of the harvest, and surmounted by a pair of nicely
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Description: Hemon a Paris, figural mantel clock, gilt and patinated bronze case, the molded base with scroll feet set with Helios masks, the front with trophy, including poppies, acanthus, wheat, and tools of the harvest, and surmounted by a pair of nicely modeled figures; a young woman drawing back a drape covering the clock while the figure of a young boy attempts to stop her, the scene based on earlier clocks depicting Amor and Aurora, and representing the flow of time; the figures before a large, gilt bundle of wheat, and a few poppies, on a patinated, naturalistic ground, Roman numeral, white enamel dial with gilt wheat and poppy bezel, 8 day, time and strike pendule de Paris movement, c1850

Condition Report: case dirty, patination good with minor losses, losses to gilding, feet a bit loose, dial with hairlines, hands very dirty, movement ticks and strikes, pendulum replaced, crutch repaired

Dimensions: 22.5 x 16 x 9.5

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