Lot 3081

A fire-gilt Louis XV cartel clock, Dupont of Paris, mid-18th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots

Description

The bronze housing richly decorated in relief, with heavy, chased and partially polished fire gilding. An old tension crack on the left side. The finial in the shape of a female allegorical figure (possibly Summer), a fully sculptured parrot next to a flowering sprig on the lower edge. The clock face in white enamel, possibly replaced, behind glass with black Roman and Arabic numerals, inscribed "Dupont à Paris". The gilt hands with engraving and openwork. The large pendulum strikes the half hour, with engraved signature "Dupont Paris", wound with a key. Not tested for proper functioning. Height 68 cm.

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General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.