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A LÉON KAHN FRENCH REGENCE-STYLE KINGWOOD AND GILT BRONZE TALL CASE CLOCK AFTER CHARLES CRESCENT
Léon Kahn, Paris, France, circa 1885
After Charles Crescent (French, 1685-1768)
Marks to underside of gilt bronze: Leon Kahn
102 inches high (259.1 cm)

The tall case clock with shaped hood surmounted by a cast eagle upon an orb clutching a snake, flanked by putti representing Industry and Knowledge and extensive gilt bronze rocaille mounts with a female mask below clock face, the waisted case of contrasting fields framed in gilt bronze centering a trophy with winged herms on each side, foliate paw feet rest upon shaped plinth, the white enameled clock face with Arabic numbers and Roman chapters.




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Auction Dates
December, 2012
6th Thursday
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