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    A French White Marble, Gilt and Patinated Bronze Clock Case: The Three Graces

    Unknown Maker, France
    Circa 1890
    Gilt and patinated bronze, painted metal, marble

    The painted blue drum case lacking movement with horizontal enamel chapter ring calibrated for hours and minutes and surmounted by a seated cupid, the whole held aloft by three naked women holding garlands of flowers and standing on a concave sided triangular plinth applied with gilt mounts and raised on tall feet.

    This clock case appeared in the movie Pride and Prejudice (1995).

    Provenance:
    Ken Paul Collection, London, sold Sotheby's, London, March 13-15, 2002
    Hendershott Collection


    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Movement lacking.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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