AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER
AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER
AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER
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AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ORMOLU URN CLOCK WITH LATER MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON SINGING BIRD MECHANISMS, SWISS, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER, CIRCA 1820 AND LATER


In the form of a flower-filled ormolu urn, the later added brightly feathered bird opening its beak, flapping its wings and turning to left and right whilst singing, the conventional movement with bellows, cams with piston whistles; followed by one of two tunes played on a cylinder musical movement with multi-piece comb, the clock with restored enamel 3-inch dial bearing the signature Moulinié, Bautte & Moynier, A Geneve, the bell striking movement with silk suspension and outside count wheel, triggering the bird and musical movements at the hour; the urn cast with leaves and stylised flowers, ring handles to the sides, the foliate cast foot on an oval base with anthemion mount, on bun feet, all with alterations, additions and restoration

48cm. 19in. high

Condition Report

PROSPECTICE PURCHASERS SHOULD INSPECT IN PERSON. Formerly and urn clock, this has been embellished with a later singing bird and musical movements. In fully restored condition. All movements running at time of cataloguing, enamel dial in good condition. All movements cleaned and repaired with some replacement parts (old parts retained). Repair/alteration to the urn to the left of the dial, silk flowers rather faded but otherwise in good condition. With winder, regulation key, pendulum and associated glass dome.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation. The estimate for this lot should read £3,000-£5,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
STYLE: Private Collections
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