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Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

Auction:
2981T
Lot:
1668
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Discovery - 2981T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 09, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock, France, c. 1840, figure depicting a sculptor dressed in renaissance attire with his tools in his hands resting against the bench with a roman numeral dial porcelain dial with a fully decorated bezel and surround, all resting on the shell, scroll, and acanthus leaf-decorated base, eight-day, time and countwheel strike mechanism with silk thread suspension marked "Akera Brevete," ht. 17 in.
Estimate $400-600

hairline cracks to dial


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

France, Acanthus, Aesthetics, Ancient Greek architecture, Arts, Decorative arts, Mantel clock, Ornaments, Scroll, Visual arts

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