Lot 1727 (The Clocks, Cameras, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction, 26th February 2021)
Sold for £200
Condition good to fair.
Case is heavily tarnished. Losses to fingers of left hand figure, the sword is misshapen on the right hand figure.
Figural aspect not bolted in place and so can be removed to reveal damage to inside case.
Gilt rub to chapter markers.
Hour hand absent.
Winds at present, though ticking comes to a halt.
LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK,
the two train movement by Japy Freres et Cie., with blue enamel Roman numeral chapter markers, the cast brass case surmounted by a group of two gentlemen in 15th century dress playing a game of chess, the dial flanked by two ceramic portrait panels, on a shaped rectangular base on four bun feet, 47cm high
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