AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Sold:32,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY TABLE CLOCK INSET WITH FLORENTINE PIETRE DURE PANELS, MID-19TH CENTURY


8½-inch Louis XV-style cartouche enamel dial, the 18th century-style bell striking movement with verge escapement, rear-adjusted regulation and star-cut outside count wheel, the case surmounted by a patinated and gilt-bronze group of two fighting dogs on a stepped cresting above finely inlaid panels of polychrome marble depicting birds, insects and fruit on a black ground, all within stylised foliate gilt frames combined with masks, the sides inset with similar panels, the plith on boars-head feet

111cm. 43¼in. high, 52cm 21½ in. wide, 25cm. 10in. deep

Condition Report

Dial in good condition, hands lacking collet. Movement is very dirty and not working, bell missing, pendulum broken, it will require complete restoration. Case in generally good condition throughout with minor damage to front left corner, marble panels in very good condition, mounts generally good. No winder, damaged pendulum.


"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.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 3 March 1995, lot 192

Exhibited

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

Literature

A. M. Massinelli, with contributions by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel, Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection, London, 2000, cat. no.14, pp. 64-5. 

Catalogue Note

The mounts of this impressive clock take inspiration from the work of Benedetto San Giovanni (d. 1853). The bronze boar feet are almost identical to those found on a revolving table by Palmer & Co. after a model by San Giovanni (illustrated in The Crystal Palace Exhibition Illustrated Catalogue, 1851, p. 97). Trained in Italy and settled in London since 1827, San Giovanni had submitted one work in the 1851 exhibition, a bronze sculpture depicting a group of dogs attacking a stag.

STONE: Marble and Hardstones
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