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Lot 34: A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU, GRIOTTE MARBLE AND SÈVRES PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, JOSEPH REVEL, PARIS, CIRCA 1795 |

Sotheby's

July 5, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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Description

4-inch enamel dial with concentric date and signed Revel A Paris and Dubuis, the movement with silk suspension, star-cut count wheel striking on a bell, flat-bottomed plates, the hexagonal drum surmounted by Cupid seated in a chariot drawn by birds amidst billowing clouds and floral swags, supported on a column with a mount depicting putti with a goat in a garden, above gryphon feet, the whole flanked by Sèvres biscuit figures 'La Leçon de l'Amour' and 'La Leçon à l'Amour' after Louis-Simon Boizot, the griotte marble base with floral mounts inset with Sèvres 'jasper-ware' plaques, on sphinx supports, on a black marble plinth with gilt bun feet; with an ebonised stand and glazed cover 

Dimensions

56cm. 22in. high; 67.5cm. 26½in. wide (without the cover)

Condition Report

Dial has a number of minor hair cracks radiating from around the edge and another through the regulation arbor at 12, hands in good condition. Movement needs a clean and service, bell stand repaired, bell detached but we have it, bell hammer lacking, pendulum lacking but otherwise complete. Case is in generally very good condition throughout, gilding in good condition with some very minor discolouration to the rear feet of the sphinxes, both porcelain groups in good condition though a little dirty, porcelain plaques in good condition, red marble base in very good condition, black marble plinth has minor edge chips, ebonised wood plinth has evidence of old worm holes, glass over is in good condition. No pendulum or winder.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Literature

Jean-Dominique Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, ed. Antiquorum, pp. 44-45, plate 28

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Sotheby's
July 5, 2017, 5:30 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Buyer's Premium

£1 - 175,000: 25.0%
£175,001 - 2,000,000: 20.0%
£2,000,001+: 12.5%

From: To: Increment:
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£1,000 £1,999 £100
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£4,200 £4,799 £300
£4,800 £4,999 £200
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£3,800,000 £4,199,999 £200,000
£4,200,000 £4,799,999 £300,000
£4,800,000 £4,999,999 £200,000
£5,000,000 £9,999,999 £500,000
£10,000,000+ £1,000,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Conditions of Sale:

a 20% buyer's premium will be applied to the hammer price of each lot. A 5% live auction fee will be assessed by Invaluable. The hammer price and the buyer's premium together with the Live Auction Fee are the full purchase price. (total 25%)

Shipping Terms

Shipping
Sotheby's offers a comprehensive shipping service. Our Shipping Department can advise buyers on exporting and shipping property, and arranging delivery.For assistance please contact: Post Sale Services (Mon-Fri 9am to 5 pm) Tel +44 (0)20 7293 5220 Fax +44 (0)20 7293 5910 Email: [email protected] We will send you a quotation for shipping your purchase(s). Transit risk insurance may also be included in your
quotation. If the quotation is accepted, we will arrange the shipping for you and will despatch the property as soon as possible after receiving your written agreement to the terms of the quotation, release of the property and receipt of any export licence or certificates that may be required. Despatch will be arranged at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's may charge an administrative fee for arranging the despatch. All shipments should be unpacked and checked on delivery and any discrepancies notified immediately to the party identified in your quotation and/or the accompanying documentation.

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