A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:40,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A LOUIS XVI WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK, LATE 18TH CENTURY


the enameled dial with a cartouche signed JACs. BREANT A PARIS and apparently signed Coteau underneath a bead and reel gilt bronze border along lower edge; with annular date and open centre to reveal a fully skeletonised movement with pinwheel escapement, gridiron pendulum and outside count-wheel striking on a bell

height 23 ¼ in.; width 13 in.

59 cm; 33 cm


Condition Report

Movement lacking the seconds hand, with a later protective perspex front and brass drum behind. Crest figure possibly originally holding a parasol, and some bells lacking along back edge of fish-scale architrave. White marble base with scattered minor chips and surface dirt. Gilding a nice colour with slight rubbing and oxidation in places. One gilt bronze rosette from back of base detached but present.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

C. Douglas Dillon (1909-2003), New York, before 1968

Catalogue Note

Jacques-Thomas Bréant (1753-1807) was born in Paris and began as an ouvrier libre, becoming a maître in 1783. The enameller Joseph Coteau (1740–1812) was born in Geneva but primarily worked in Paris, achieving maître status in 1778. 

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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