Lot 305
  • 305

A gilt-bronze mounted white marble matched mantel clock garniture, French, Clock late 18th Century, Candlesticks mid-19th Century

2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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  • Clock 32cm. 12½in. high; Candlesticks 25.5cm. 10in. high
3½-inch enamel dial signed Trouvez A Paris, bell striking movement with outside count wheel and silk suspension, the case with urn surmount, fluted pillars, foliate mounts and milled feet; together with a later pair of candlesticks on ball feet  


Dial probably restored. There are some chips to the dial at the 25minute mark and between the 45min. and 50min marks. Movement is clean and looks as though it would run. Case and candlesticks in good condition with a few minor edge chips. Candlesticks possibly lacking drip pans. The cast nozzles have some tiny casting holes. The beeded mounts (below the nozzles) are loose. With pendulm but no winder. Nice quality.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."