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Auction Description for Chiswick Auctions: European Works of Art and Clocks
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Thursday 08 Dec 12pm - 6pm Friday 09 Dec 10am - 6pm Sunday 11 Dec 12pm - 6pm Monday 12 Dec 10am - 6pm Tuesday 13 Dec 10am – 3pm

European Works of Art and Clocks (323 Lots)

by Chiswick Auctions


323 lots with images

December 13, 2016

Live Auction

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK in the Orientalist taste, the case modelled as a naturalistic rocky mound, with a female figure in Chinese dress reclining against it, holding a fan in her right hand, raised on a plinth case with lappet and foliate border above scrolling feet, the silvered, engine turned dial with Roman numerals, the single train timepiece movement signed to the backplate 'VILLEMSENS A PARIS', with silk suspension, 33cm high/ Villemsens is recorded as working at Rue Michel le Comte in 1830 and Rue Ste-Avoye 1840-50./ Tardy, 'Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais'.

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A FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING BACCHUS

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Description: A FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING BACCHUS the figure of Bacchus holding a bunch of grapes, wearing a vine and grape head dress and leaning against a pedestal surmounted by a ewer, raised on a plinth cast in relief with a scene of revelling putti pulling a goat, the Roman chapter ring centred by a leaf and berry motif, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, 41cm high

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK IN THE ORIENTALIST TASTE BY VICTOR CACHEUX

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Description: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK IN THE ORIENTALIST TASTE BY VICTOR CACHEUX the case surmounted by a courting couple in Chinese dress, reclining on a rocky mound over a naturalistic base, the plinth case cast in relief with a river scene depicting figures on a boat beneath a pagoda, the base decorated with birds and butterflies interspersed with bells, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'Cacheux', with pendulum, 51cm high Victor Cacheux is recorded in Paris at Rue du Temple in 1830 and Rue Charlot in 1840 (see Tardy, p. 105).

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT METAL FIGURE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING A HUNTER

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT METAL FIGURE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING A HUNTER the male figure carrying a bag, reclining on the clock case modelled as a barrel, over a Rococo style plinth cast with C scrolls, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'JAPY FRERES', with pendulum, 37cm high

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING AN EXPLORER IN 17TH CENTURY DRESS BY ROLLIN A PARIS

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING AN EXPLORER IN 17TH CENTURY DRESS BY ROLLIN A PARIS the male figure pointing to the distance, on a naturalistic base with an anchor at his feet, the ornate plinth case with scrolling acanthus leaves, egg and dart border and floral sprays, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'ROLLIN A PARIS',/ 38cm high

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK OF MARITIME THEME

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK OF MARITIME THEME the sailor seated on an upturned barrel beside an anchor, on a naturalistic base, raised on a scrolling pedestal with acanthus base, the white enamelled dial signed 'T.A. SIMPSON & CO. 154 REGENT STREET AND AT PARIS', the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'JAPY FRERES' and signed 'Simpson & Co. Paris', together with an associated giltwood plinth, 37cm high, 44cm high including plinth,

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK BY JULIEN LE ROY A PARIS

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK BY JULIEN LE ROY A PARIS the case modelled as a fluted pedestal surmounted by a figure of Cupid holding a floral wreath seated on a cloud, over a shaped base with guilloche border and four toupie feet, the signed white enamelled dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, the twin train movement with slik suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell, the backplate signed 'Julien Le Roy a Paris',/ 44cm high

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK the case modelled as a fluted column hung with floral garlands and surmounted by a figure of Cupid, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'V.F.', 37cm high

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH BRASS FUSEE LANTERN CLOCK

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH BRASS FUSEE LANTERN CLOCK THE DIAL SIGNED 'GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY 112 REGENTS STREET, LONDON' of typical form, the strapped bell flanked by pierced, scrolling frets interspersed with spire finials to the corners, the silvered, signed, Roman chapter ring with foliate engraved centre, the sides and back with doors opening to reveal the twin fusee, four pillar movement with anchor escapement, with pendulum, 34cm high

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FOUR GLASS MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FOUR GLASS MANTEL CLOCK the case ornamented with a pair of fluted, freestanding columns to each side, with a further pair of enamelled columns to the front corners and a pair of narrow columns to the back corners, the white enamelled dial with enamelled centre and bezel, with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, the twin train movement striking on a coiled steel gong, stamped 'VINCENTI & CIE MEDAILLE D'ARGENT 1855' and 'A & N PARIS', with enamel decorated, twin tube mercury pendulum, 37cm high

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRENCH LACQUERED BRASS MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER OF OVAL FORM

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Description: AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRENCH LACQUERED BRASS MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER OF OVAL FORM the first in corniche case, the second in oval case, both with swing handle above and white enamelled dials, with single train, timepiece movements, and lever platform escapements, 10cm high (2)

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A PAIR OF 20TH CENTURY FRENCH MINIATURE LACQUERED BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCKS

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Description: A PAIR OF 20TH CENTURY FRENCH MINIATURE LACQUERED BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCKS of similar form, both in gorge cases with swing handle above, the sides and back door with bevelled edge glass panels, with white enamelled dial and both with single train timepiece movements with lever platform escapements, stamped 'A.C.G' to the backplates, 10cm high

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A THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK CASE

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Description: A THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK CASE the ornate plinth case surmounted by a pair of putti symbolising architecture and drawing, centred by a Renaissance style oil lamp with winged herms, the front angles with stylised female winged caryatids terminating in claw feet,/ 48cm high

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK THE DIAL SIGNED 'CAMPBELL & LUMBY, PARIS'

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK THE DIAL SIGNED 'CAMPBELL & LUMBY, PARIS' of architectural form, the shaped pediment over the urn and foliate pilasters, on a plinth base, the signed gilt dial with pierced centre and Arabic numerals, the twin train movement striking on a gong, with pendulum, 30cm high

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TWO MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK CASES

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Description: TWO MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK CASES the first modelled as a reclining maiden on a foliate and leaf and berry cast plinth, previously with porcelain panels, the second with porcelain panels depicting a Golden Pheasant and flowers, of hunting theme, surmounted by a hound, 27cm high and 32cm high (2)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT BY DROCOURT PARIS, RETAILED BY J.W. BENSON

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT BY DROCOURT PARIS, RETAILED BY J.W. BENSON the gorge case surmounted by a swing handle, the enamelled dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, signed to the centre 'J.W. BENSON 25 Old Bond Street LONDON', and with subsidiary alarm dial below, the twin barrel movement striking on a coiled gong, with lever platform escapement, the backplate with the D C monogram for Drocourt and numbered 33951,/ 15cm high

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A FINE AND LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH PUSH REPEAT BY E. MAURICE & CO, PARIS, RETAILED BY G. EDWARD & SONS, PARIS

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Description: A FINE AND LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH PUSH REPEAT BY E. MAURICE & CO, PARIS, RETAILED BY G. EDWARD & SONS, PARIS the ornate Anglaise Riche case with reeded and scrolling swing handle above the stepped top over a decorative cornice, the front and back corners with Corinthian column mounts over the stepped plinth base, the mask and sides with pierced flower and trellis relief over a gilt ground, the signed silvered chapter ring with Arabic numerals, the twin barrel movement striking on a blued steel, coiled gong, the backplate signed 'E.M & Co.' with lever platform escapement, 20.5cm high Literature: See Allix, Charles, 'Carriage Clocks, Their History and Development', ACC 1974, p.446, where Maurice & Co. are recorded as "A very fine maker", at Rue Charlot 75, Paris, and as having shown at the 1889 Paris Exhibition.

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT BY LEROY A PARIS

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT BY LEROY A PARIS the corniche case with bevelled glass panels, the gilt dial with Roman enamelled chapter ring and subsidiary alarm dial with Arabic numerals below, signed to the centre 'L. LEROY & CIE 1 Bd. de la Madelaine', the edge of the backplate similarly signed, the twin barrel movement striking on a blued steel, coiled gong, with lever platform escapement, striking the hours and the half hour, 18cm high

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A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT

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Description: A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM AND REPEAT the gorge case surmounted by a fluted, swing handle and the repeat button, the gilt mask enclosing the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals with subsidiary alarm dial below, the twin barrel movement striking the half hour and the hour on a blued steel, coiled gone, with lever platform escapement,/ 19cm high

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS AND ENAMELLED COMBINATION CARRIAGE CLOCK

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRASS AND ENAMELLED COMBINATION CARRIAGE CLOCK the double dialled case surmounted by a a fluted T bar handle, the top of the case with a pair of bevelled edged glass roundels displaying the lever platform escapement and a compass, over the Roman chapter ring to one side and the barometer dial to the other, centred by a thermometer with silvered dial, the case with fluted columns to the angles and front, the frieze decorated throughout with champleve enamel, the front with similar decoration and the sides and back doors with glass panels, the clock with single train timepiece movement, 15cm high A near identical example but with subsidiary alarm dial was sold at Christie's Important Clocks, Barometers and Marine Chronometers sale, 11 December 2002, lot 21, $5,300.

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LACQUERED BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK IN ORNATE ARCHED CASE

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LACQUERED BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK IN ORNATE ARCHED CASE the unusual case with arched pediment and surmounted by a scrolling, swing handle, with foliate and fluted columns to the front and back corners, on a plinth base, the ornate, pierced gilt mask depicting griffins and a vase of flowers, enclosing the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the single train timepiece movement marked 'MADE IN FRANCE' and with lever platform escapement, one glass panel lacking to side, 21cm high

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY RAINGO FRERES AND HENRI PICARD

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY RAINGO FRERES AND HENRI PICARD AFTER THE ORIGINAL LOUIS XVI EXAMPLE BY FRANCOIS VION the case depicting Venus and Cupid comforting a bird, raised on a plinth base with porcelain panels with floral sprays and a draped curtain over paw feet, stamped to the reverse 'H. PICARD 2732', the white enamelled dial signed 'RAINGO FRES A PARIS' and with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, the twin train movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'RAINGO FRERES PARIS', 30cm high The original design for this clock was produced by Francois Vion circa 1775, a preliminary sketch from his workshop is documented, see E. Niehuser, 'French Bronze Clocks', p. 97./ Henri Picard was a prestigious bronze founder recorded as working in Paris from 1831 to 1864, from 6 rue Jarente and later at 10 rue de la Perle.

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE CLOCK DEPICTING VENUS AND CUPID

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE CLOCK DEPICTING VENUS AND CUPID the figure of Venus applying a floral garland to Cupid, raised on a bow front white marble plinth set with reliefs depicting further frolicking putti, over toupie feet, the white enamelled dial decorated with floral garlands and with Arabic numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'VINCENTI & CIE MEDAILLE D'ARGENT', with pendulum, 32cm high

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AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY QUARTER CHIMING MUSICAL MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY QUARTER CHIMING MUSICAL MANTEL CLOCK the break-arch case surmounted by a brass handle, the silvered dial with Roman chapter ring and subsidiary dials above for slow / fast and strike / silent, the triple train movement striking on five gongs, with pendulum, 39cm high

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A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK GARNITURE BY ALIX A PARIS

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Description: A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK GARNITURE BY ALIX A PARIS the case surmounted by two figures representing a European hunter and an African hunter, on a naturalistic base cast with flowers and foliage, the white enamelled dial signed 'ALIX FCANT DE BRONZES RUE ST LOUIS N72 A PARIS', with Roman numerals, flanked by a pair of reliefs depicting Venus and Cupid and Mars reclining, the twin train movement also signed 'Alix a Paris' striking on a bell, with a pair of garniture figures also depicting figures of hunters, the African hunter with a bow, the European hunter holding a rifle, on naturalistic bases,/ the clock 39cm high (3)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY EBONISED AND GILT METAL MOUNTED /QUARTER CHIMING FUSEE BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY WALES & MCCULLOCH, LONDON

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY EBONISED AND GILT METAL MOUNTED /QUARTER CHIMING FUSEE BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY WALES & MCCULLOCH, LONDON the break-arch case surmounted by a swing handle, the sides with pierced gilt frets depicting a mask with sunbeams and C scrolls, raised on a plinth base and bracket feet, the brass break-arch dial with gilt spandrels and matted centred, with name plate inscribed 'Wales & McCulloch 22 Ludgate Hill', with Roman silvered chapter ring below to subsidiary dials for slow / fast and chime / silent, the substantial triple fusee movement striking on eight bells and a coiled steel gong, with pendulum, 53cm high/ Wales & McCulloch are recorded in London between 1863 and 1881 (C.H. Baillie, Opp Cit.)

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A REGENCY SCOTTISH EBONISED BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY REID & AULD, EDINBURGH

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Description: A REGENCY SCOTTISH EBONISED BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY REID & AULD, EDINBURGH the case of arched form, the sides with brass reticulated sound frets below swing handles, on a plinth base and four ball feet, the signed, silvered dial with Roman numerals, the twin fusee movement striking on a bell, the backplate also signed 'Reid & Auld Edinburgh 1220', with pendulum, 40cm high Thomas Reid went into partnership with William Auld in 1806, their premises were in Princes Street. Reid was known for writing a treatise on clock and watchmaking which discussed the clock he had produced in 1811 for Kinfuans Castle observatory in 1811.

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED CLOCK GARNITURE

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED CLOCK GARNITURE the case surmounted by an urn with pineapple finial over a quiver of arrows, the pedestal case flanked by tasselled drapes and scrolling acanthus leaves, the porcelain dial depicting a courting couple in 18th century dress below the Roman numerals, with further porcelain panels to the base, the twin train movement striking on a bell and stamped 'Hy MARC PARIS', the matched garniture urns of Sevres style, with domed lids, ram handles and acanthus cast, domed bases, the porcelain depicting courting couples to one side and Arcadian scenes to the other,/ 45cm high (3)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED MANTEL CLOCK of architectural form, surmounted by a dome with acorn finial, the corners with acanthus wrapped, free standing columns, the porcelain dial depicting a courting couple beside a river, with Arabic numerals, the twin train movement striking on a bell, with pendulum, 36cm high

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A MID 19TH CENTURY PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK the architectural, arched case modelled with four Doric columns over a plinth base, decorated with a roundel depicting Venus at her toilette with Cupid beside her, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, 34cm high

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A FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK DEPICTING TERPSICHORE AND PAN

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Description: A FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL CLOCK DEPICTING TERPSICHORE AND PAN Terpsichore holding a lyre, Pan previously with pipes, seated on a rocky mound over a rectangular plinth with a lyre and musical trophy mount flanked by a pair of winged putti, on scrolling acanthus feet, the dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell, 43cm high

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY VILLEMSENS

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Description: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY VILLEMSENS modelled as a reclining maiden beside a ribbon-tied folio, with her hat beside, on a naturalistic base, the plinth below cast with sunflowers and acanthus leaves on a stippled ground, on four lotus leaf cast, scrolling feet, the silvered dial with engine turned centre and Roman numerals, the twin train movement signed 'VILLEMSENS A PARIS', with silk suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell (now lacking), 37cm high Villemsens is recorded as working at Rue Michel le Comte in 1830 and Rue Ste-Avoye 1840-50./ Tardy, 'Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais'.

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A SMALL LOUIS PHILIPPE PERIOD GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK BY POTONIE A PARIS

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Description: A SMALL LOUIS PHILIPPE PERIOD GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK BY POTONIE A PARIS the case set with white marble panels, modelled with scrolling acanthus leaves and floral garlands, surmounted by a figure of a goat herd boy beside a goat, the white enamelled dial signed 'POTONIE PARIS' with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell (now lacking), signed 'MOUV FIN POTONIE PARIS PB',/ 32cm high

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY ALEXANDRE ROUSSEL, PARIS

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Description: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK BY ALEXANDRE ROUSSEL, PARIS the case surmounted by a male and a female figure centred by a fountain with lion mask spout, the rectangular plinth base with arrow, dove and anthemion mount, over bracket feet, the gilt dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement signed 'Alexandre Roussel a Paris' to the backplate, with outside countwheel striking on a bell (now lacking), 38cm high

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK GARNITURE

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Description: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK GARNITURE modelled as a maiden holding a lute and reclining on a mound, over an ornate plinth base cast with scrolling acanthus leaves and lotus leaves on a stippled ground, on scrolling feet, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement outside countwheel striking on a bell, together with a pair of matched early 19th century Campana type urns with lyre mounts,/ the clock 44cm high, the urns 31cm high (3)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK IN THE MANNER OF BARBEDIENNE

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK IN THE MANNER OF BARBEDIENNE in the Neo-Grec taste, surmounted by a baluster urn hung with floral garlands, the spreading case on a black marble base with panther and foliate mounts and paw feet, the twelve piece enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell (now lacking), stamped 'S. MARTI MEDAILLE DE BRONZE',/ 46cm high

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK/

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Description: A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK/ the plinth case surmounted by a twin handled urn, with lion mask, ring handles to the sides, over a rectangular plinth base with guilloche border and claw and ball feet, the twelve piece enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement stamped 'JAPY FRERES' striking on a gong, with pendulum, 51cm high

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A LARGE LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY GILT BRONZE WALL CLOCK AND MATCHING BAROMETER

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Description: A LARGE LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY GILT BRONZE WALL CLOCK AND MATCHING BAROMETER in the Louis XVI style, the square cases with trellis pattern decoration, scrolling acanthus mounts and a classical mask boss, both surmounted by cartouches cast with portraits of Louis XIV flanked by a pair of putti, with a ribbon tied crest above, the black dial with Roman enamelled numerals with gilt bronze borders, the twin train movement striking on a bell, with pendulum, the barometer with similar enamelled plaquettes inscribed with the types of weather, with a further plaque inscribed 'Barometre Selon Torricelli', barometer works no longer attached to indicator hand,/ 104cm high (2)

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A RARE MID 18TH CENTURY GILT BRONZE, CUT BRASS, TORTOISESHELL, STAINED HORN AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID BOULLE STYLE BRACKET CLOCK BY STEPHEN RIMBAULT, LONDON

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Description: A RARE MID 18TH CENTURY GILT BRONZE, CUT BRASS, TORTOISESHELL, STAINED HORN AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID BOULLE STYLE BRACKET CLOCK BY STEPHEN RIMBAULT, LONDON the typical waisted case surmounted by a winged putto on domed, foliate base (probably later), the hinged and glazed arched front door with a relief depicting Terpsichore at her lyre, on a rocaille and C scroll base, enclosing the chequered floor and decorative interior, the case and bracket with gilt bronze scrolling acanthus mounts and polychrome, contre partie decoration of scrolling foliate and C scrolls, the twelve piece enamelled dial with roman numerals, signed below 'Stephen Rimbault London', the twin fusee movement with tapering back and front plates and four knopped pillars, striking on a bell,/ the clock 46cm high, 64cm high overall/ Stephen Rimbault is recorded as Gt. St Andrew's Street from 1744-85. There is a musical clock by Rimbault in the Ashmolean museum. (See C.H. Baillie, 'Watch and Clockmakers of the World' Vol. 1.)/ The present clock is particularly unusual as it features a case in the Boulle style rather than the more typical English bell top bracket type case, it might be that he imported this case from France for a specific commission.

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND BRASS INLAID QUARTER CHIMING FUSEE BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY BENJAMIN LAUTIER, BATH

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Description: A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND BRASS INLAID QUARTER CHIMING FUSEE BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK BY BENJAMIN LAUTIER, BATH the case with pad top, the sides with reticulated sound frets and foliate, ring handles, on a plinth base and four ball feet, the painted, arched dial with Roman numerals, signed to the centre 'B. Lautier Bath', with subsidiary strike / silent dial above, the triple chain fusee movement with musical cylinder striking on a nest of eight bells, striking the hours on a further bell, with anchor escapement, the backplate with engraved border and signed 'B. Lautier BATH', (case requiring attention, lacking back door) 52cm high Benjamin Lautier is listed as working in Bath c. 1790-1848 (C.H. Baillie, opp. cit. )

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A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT METAL FIGURAL CLOCK DEPICTING A /FIGURE HOLDING A BIRD

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT METAL FIGURAL CLOCK DEPICTING A /FIGURE HOLDING A BIRD the man wearing a hat, his bag and staff at his feet, the bird resting on his right hand, on a naturalistic base, above a plinth cast with foliage and scrolls, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the twin train movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel striking on a bell, 41cm high

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AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRENCH 'BOULLE' STYLE TORTOISESHELL, CUT BRASS AND GILT BRONZE MOUNTED BRACKET CLOCK BY DARVILLE, PARIS

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Description: AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRENCH 'BOULLE' STYLE TORTOISESHELL, CUT BRASS AND GILT BRONZE MOUNTED BRACKET CLOCK BY DARVILLE, PARIS the waisted case with caddy top surmounted by a gilt bronze figure of Chinese man below a trellis arch, with C scroll, rocaille and foliate mounts, the sides with glazed panels, the hinged front door with an applied mount depicting a semi-clad maiden seated on a rocky mound, the twenty four piece enamelled dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, signed to the centre 'DARVILLE A PARIS', the twin train movement with rectangular plates and four knopped pillars, with five pointed star, numbered outside countwheel, signed 'Darville A Paris', striking on a bell, the pendulum with applied sun mask, the tapering bracket with lappet border, the front angles with classical mask and trailing husk mounts, the boss with C scroll and acanthus leaves,/ the clock 87cm high, 121cm high overall THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES

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AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRENCH CUT BRASS, TORTOISESHELL, GILT BRONZE, STAINED HORN, SILVERED METAL AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID BRACKET CLOCK BY LEROY A PARIS

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Description: AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRENCH CUT BRASS, TORTOISESHELL, GILT BRONZE, STAINED HORN, SILVERED METAL AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID BRACKET CLOCK BY LEROY A PARIS the case of waisted form with a caddy top surmounted by a bronze figure of Mercury and floral garlands, the sides of the case with female caryatids terminating in acanthus leaves, with further scrolling acanthus leaves throughout, with glazed sides, the hinged front door with a relief of Orpheus with a lyre beside a bird and a lion, over a floral roundel, the interior with chequered inlaid floor, the twelve piece enamelled dial with Roman numerals, the centre with relief decoration of a cockerel amongst scrolling foliage, with an enamel name plate below signed 'LEROY A PARIS', the large flat bottomed, circular movement with large five pointed star, outside countwheel, striking on a bell, with pendulum, together with a tapering bracket with foliate, mask mounts to the front angles, terminating in a fruiting boss, the clock 84cm high 115cm high overall THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES

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A MID 19TH CENTURY MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID PAPIER MACHE WRITING SLOPE / LAPDESK TOGETHER WITH AN EBONISED AND BRASS INLAID EXAMPLE

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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID PAPIER MACHE WRITING SLOPE / LAPDESK TOGETHER WITH AN EBONISED AND BRASS INLAID EXAMPLE the papier mache with typical parcel gilt decoration, the top inlaid with a bouquet of flowers, the sloping front opening to reveal the red velvet lined writing slope and pen tray and other compartments, the 19th century brass inlaid lap desk with birds eye maple interior and gilt tooled, leather writing surface,/ the papier mache 27cm, the brass inlaid 34cm wide (2)

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TWO SMALL EARLY 19TH CENTURY TORTOISESHELL AND IVORY STRUNG TEA CADDIES

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Description: TWO SMALL EARLY 19TH CENTURY TORTOISESHELL AND IVORY STRUNG TEA CADDIES the first of octagonal form with flat top, the interior with ivory veneers and tortoiseshell and ivory lid, the second of blonde tortoiseshell and with faceted lid with ivory finial, on four ivory bun feet, the interior also with tortoiseshell lid, 8cm and 10cm high respectively (2) THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES

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A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD AND CUT BRASS INLAID WRITING SLOPE TOGETHER WITH A SIMILAR TOILET BOX

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Description: A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD AND CUT BRASS INLAID WRITING SLOPE TOGETHER WITH A SIMILAR TOILET BOX the writing slope with fall front opening to reveal/baize /lined writing surface, compartments and a pair of glass ink pots, the toilet box with blue silk fitted interior with various matched glass pots with silver and silver plated lids, 36cm wide and 28cm wide respectively (2)

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A LATE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY DECANTER BOX WITH FOUR DECANTERS, DISH AND GLASS

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Description: A LATE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY DECANTER BOX WITH FOUR DECANTERS, DISH AND GLASS the box with cylinder top, raised on four brass ball feet, the velvet lined, fitted interior with four glass bottles with gilt decoration, with a matching octagonal tray decorated with a large central star, the inside of the lid fitted to hold an associated faceted glass,/ 26cm high

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DECANTER BOX WITH SIX DECANTERS

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Description: A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DECANTER BOX WITH SIX DECANTERS the box with cylinder top, with brass swing handles to the sides, the interior fitted for six decanters, all with faceted stoppers and with gilt decoration (one damaged), 24cm high

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A VICTORIAN COROMANDEL AND SILVER PLATED FITTED TRAVELLING TOILET BOX RETAILED BY TIFFANY & REED & CO, NEW YORK

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Description: A VICTORIAN COROMANDEL AND SILVER PLATED FITTED TRAVELLING TOILET BOX RETAILED BY TIFFANY & REED & CO, NEW YORK the rectangular box opening to reveal the fitted, purple velvet and leather lined interior with ten various silver plated lidded glass jars and boxes, the first tray lifting to reveal further mother of pearl handled implements fitted below, with a drawer to the base with brass name plate inscribed 'TIFFANY & REED & CO UNION SQ NEW YORK',/ 15cm high x 21cm wide

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A GEORGE III ROLLED PAPER 'FILIGREE' AND INLAID TEA CADDY

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Description: A GEORGE III ROLLED PAPER 'FILIGREE' AND INLAID TEA CADDY of hexagonal form, the top and sides all inset with rolled paper with gilt edges, the hinged lid with an articulated ring handle, the front with an oval panel enclosing a coloured print of a maiden, with ivory escutcheon, the interior with a further lid with silvered metal handle and similar rolled paper decoration, the interior with traces of foil lining, 14cm high This tea caddy is typical of those produced during the late 18th century, using coloured and gilded paper coils to simulate metalwork, and set with coloured engravings./The technique was mostly carried out by ladies for amusement or taught at ladies' schools. In 1786 an account of paper filigree work was published in the New Ladies' Magazine illustrating various techniques. See A.Clarke and J. O'Kelly, .'Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society 1700-1880', pp.117-118.

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