28th Apr, 2022 9:30

Changing Times: Clocks & Instruments from the 18th Century to Present Day

  Lot 672


19th century, of shaped outline, the front and sides set with porcelain panels painted with putti in bucolic settings, the dial set with Roman numerals, the body with four wrythen twist two toned columns bearing Corinthian capitals, the movement backplate stamped 'Paris', 11cm high to top of handle, with key and housed in original silk lined case


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Sold for £1,600
Estimated at £400 - £600

Condition Report

Clock originally overwound. Have now unwound the mechanism, and will begin ticking though slowly comes to a halt. Will therefore require attention.

The side panels are generally good, though there is a very minor surface nick to bottom right of right panel (possible unglazed or painted area about 1mm). The front panel has a minor crack to top right hand side. The rest is subject to typical wear including gilt rub.
Very possible minor shaving from top glass. 

The travel case is subject to wear as per age and use. 

From a private Scottish collection based on the islands. 

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