Lot 734
  • 734

A LARGE KPM FIGURAL CLOCK 1892 |

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • height overall 28 1/4 in.
  • 71.8 cm
modelled in Neo-rococo style in two sections, the top with a seated figure of Cronus holding up a winged hourglass in his right hand and the enamelled clockcase initialed RW in tooled gilding and flanked on either side by a sphinx embraced by a cupid, sceptre marks in underglaze-blue to the underside and back of the clockcase, dated 1892 in tooled gilding to the back of the clockcase

Condition

Cronus's right hand and the winged hourglass are restored. There is occasional restoration to the tips of the leaves in his wreath. There is an approximate 3-inch long restored break to the side of his left wing. Cronus's left hand is restored and the scythe in his left hand appears to be a replacement. Two of the flame-like scroll-elements on the bottom of the top section with Cronus have been broken off and restored back. There are few occasional and minor restored chips or breaks to the scroll-elements overall on the clock. Both sphinxes have restoration to the edges of their headdress.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
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