DescriptionA Napoleon III Tortoiseshell and Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock, 19th century
25-1/2 inches high x 12-1/2 inches wide (64.8 x 31.8 cm)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CONNIE WILLIAMSON, DALLAS
Note: Because this item contains parts or products of a wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife rules require that we not release this lot for shipping across state lines (Texas buyers only). Please review Terms & Conditions of Auction Paragraphs 36A - 36C and familiarize yourself with applicable conditions and laws before bidding.
The clock surmounted by figural putto finial on curved Mansard-style bonnet, gilt foliate mounts to shoulders, down to curved clock case, gilt gadrooned framing to curve apex, Rococo-style leaf mounts, shell to center, tortoiseshell veneer throughout bonnet and case, sides with framed gallery windows, front window panel framed by egg-and-dart border, seated male allegorical figure holding keys flanked by sea serpents, clock face with gilding and porcelain number plaques, relief scenes of cornucopia, globe, navigation instruments, quivers, and harp, medallion pendulum, tortoiseshell panel to inside, terminating on scrolled gilt apron and feet.
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
Cracking to tortoiseshell veneer, component missing to finial, lock missing, tortoiseshell missing around escutcheon, missing components to interior bottom case, otherwise wear commensurate with age. Heritage does not guarantee the completeness or working order of clock mechanisms.
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