Lot 10
  • 10

AN ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE MOUNTED, WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON MANTEL CLOCK, LOUIS XVI, PARIS, CIRCA 1784, THE MECHANISM BY JEAN-BAPTISTE-ANDRÉ FURET AND FRANÇOIS-LOUIS GODON, THE GILT-BRONZE BASE ATTRIBUTED TO ETIENNE MARTINCOURT

Estimate
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 EUR
Sold
1,452,500 EUR
bidding is closed

Description

the head wearing a turban with plumed feathers, the eyes indicating the hours and the minutes, the draped bust with a quiver and a bow to the back and a floral garland sash across the front, the pedestal on a stepped gilt bronze and marble breakfront base flanked by putti, the base enclosing an organ, the gilt bronze mounts depicting children playing with a dog in the clouds, vases with flowers, the sides with caduceus and petasus, on toupee feet, the movement signed FURET ET GAUDON HORLOGERS DU ROI under the turban and Furet et Godon horlogers Du Roi, a Paris in front of the musical cylinder
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