Lot 712
  • 712

A rare and important Louis XIV ormolu-mounted, patinated bronze, tortoiseshell and ebony mantel clock, attributed to André-Charles Boulle circa 1715, the movement signed Thuret A Paris

Estimate
700,000 - 1,000,000 USD
Sold
1,258,500 USD
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Description

the drum-shaped and tortoiseshell-inlaid case fitted with a circular ebony door mounted with entrelac and foliate-cast ormolu rim, the dial with enamelled Roman chapter ring within an engraved Arabic seconds ring cast with putti in flight, surmounted by a partially draped patinated bronze seated figure of Venus holding aloft a patinated bronze wreath and an ormolu flower garland, her feet resting on a large ormolu conch shell, to her left a patinated bronze standing figure of Cupid with bow and arrow, raised on a shaped base mounted with guilloche-cast ormolu band along the edges, on rounded foliate-cast ormolu feet.  

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