Lot 19
  • 19

A Samson white and gilt porcelain mantel clock in Empire style, circa 1903

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • 49cm. high; 1ft. 7¼in.
3-inch enamel dial, bell striking movement with outside counte wheel and cylinder platform escapement, impressed interlacing double LL monogram and 2 and incised mark, the case of pylon form with a gilt-bronze gadrooned cover, the rectangular top above a stylised greek-key friezeabove a charioteer and dancing maidens, with rams masks at the angles suspending ribbon fruiting and foliate swags, the sides with a crescent moon, stars and a lyre above an owl flanked by oil lamps, the other side with a cockerel, the reverse with a berried laurel wreath, on gryphon feet and a rectangular base with canted corners

Provenance

The Collection of Bruni Tedeschi, these rooms, 21st March 2007, Lot 213
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