Description

    A VIENNESE SILVER, SILVER GILT AND ENAMEL DESK CLOCK
    Hermann Böhm, Vienna, Austria, circa 1867-1874
    Marks: HB, A
    10-3/8 x 7-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches (26.4 x 19.7 x 3.2 cm)


    The enameled clock face within silver gilt open work frame mounted within enameled case with painted scene to reverse, crowned with cast figure of cupid set on blue enameled pedestal, case rests on arch with champlevé enamel work to front with birds and reverse with figures amidst floral and foliate design, arch raised on two columns with cast enameled figural finials standing on frieze of mermaids, one figure holding a banner and the other with a mirror in one hand and a snake wound around arm, enameled columns rise from arcaded base with cast figure in each niche, later lapis base.


    Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.

    Condition Report*:

    in fine condition with  loss of enamel and loss of silver gilt, inside back cover with chip to enamel at lower edge, clock is not working and is missing its key

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    8th Monday
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