A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MARBLE 'CERCLES TOURNANTS' PEDESTAL CLOCK , CIRCA 1900
A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MARBLE 'CERCLES TOURNANTS' PEDESTAL CLOCK , CIRCA 1900
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PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MARBLE 'CERCLES TOURNANTS' PEDESTAL CLOCK , CIRCA 1900

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MARBLE 'CERCLES TOURNANTS' PEDESTAL CLOCK , CIRCA 1900

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Sold:32,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property From The Rosalinde And Arthur Gilbert Collection

A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MARBLE 'CERCLES TOURNANTS' PEDESTAL CLOCK , CIRCA 1900


in the form of a lidded urn with serpent handles, the minute and hour rings formed of enamel plaques, the bell striking movement with platform escapement mounted to the underside, the time indicated by Cupid pointing with an arrow, the griotte marble base inset with plaques depicting putti engaged in the arts; the conforming pedestal with ram masks and paw feet

clock 86cm 34in. high; pedestal 136cm 53½in. high

Condition Report

In overall good condition. The gilt-bronze in good condition, with minor scratches, tarnishing and oxidation. The marble with minor chipping to the edges and corners. The vase with one crack to the side and one small loss refilled. One chip to the back left corner of the pedestal top. Some minor cracks to all sides of the pedestal capital have been refilled. On crack on the left side towards the bottom of the red marble pedestal, with conforming replacements below as well as small chipping. The movement will need to be cleaned and serviced.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, lot 115, 23-24 June 1975. 

Exhibited

Gilbert Collection, Permanent Display, Somerset House, London, 2000-2007.

Catalogue Note

This clock is based on a Louis XVI model with revolving dials in the 'Au Balancier de Cristal Collection' (illustrated Tardy, French Clocks the World Over, Part Two, Paris, 1981, p.90). Dufaud is known to have produced a few clocks after this model: one for example sold Christie's London, 20 September 2012, lot 162.

STONE: Marble and Hardstones
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