Description

    A THREE PIECE RAINGO FRERES GILT BRONZE AND BLANC DE CHINE CLOCK GARNITURE, Paris, France, circa 1870-1880
    Marks to clock face: RAINGO FRES, A PARIS. Marks to Guanyin: (character marks)
    45 inches high (114.3 cm) (clock)

    The clock face with blue enameled Roman numerals surrounded by painted porcelain flowers and gilt bronze grapevines, above a blanc de chine Guanyin dressed in voluminous robe with four columns of porcelain flowers and gilt bronze vines joining a scrolling acanthus leaf base; the pair of three-light candelabra with floral motif bobeche and cups, each scrolling arm with painted porcelain flowers centering blanc de chine foo dog, one dog has a paw resting on a ball and the other's paw atop a demon, all resting on scrolling acanthus leaf base.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*:

    One flower is broken off to the clock, with probable refreshing of the gilt.  Heritage does not guarantee the working order of clock movement.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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