Lot 3421
  • 3421

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE IMPERIAL GILT-METAL QUARTER-STRIKING TABLE CLOCK MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG |

Estimate
15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD
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Description

lavishly modelled after Western designs and supported on a lacquered base resting on four short feet, the elaborate rectangular gilt-metal case surmounted by a double-stepped cupola below a spherical finial cast in low relief and openwork with lotus blooms, surrounded by a square pierced gallery supporting four baluster pillars at the corners, the front of the frame with a gilt dial decorated with lotus scrolls and applied with a brass chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals enclosing pierced blue hands issuing from a further gilt medallion meticulously engraved with scrollwork, flanked on the sides with two panel doors opulently cast in low relief with lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy stems, the four sides of the case interrupted by four similarly decorated columns, each side door opening to reveal the movement of two addorsed assemblies, the central gilt dial crested with a four-character reign mark within an arched frame on a plaque
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