A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLUE-STAINED HORN BRACKET CLOCK, CIRCA 1730
the dial signed Causard Hger. Du Roy Suivt. La Cour; the Napoleon III movement by Japy Frères, stamped JAPY FRERES & CIE EXPOSITION 1855 GRANDE MED. D'HONNEUR and numbered 4-8 and 459
height 27 in.; width 11 in.; depth 7 in.
68.5 cm; 28 cm; 18 cm
The later movement stamped Japy Frères & Ce. Exposition 1855 Grande Méd. D'Honneur 4-8 459. The dial with small chips and surface dirt to enamel. Wooden parts repainted, now paint flaking in areas. Ormolu with some rubbing, surface dirt and oxidation. Veneer with a few scattered cracks; mostly on sides and not extensive. In good overall condition.
"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."
Sotheby's New York, 18 November 2010, lot 210
A clock with an identical case but veneered in green-stained horn with a differently shaped wall bracket is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe Siècle (Paris 199, p. 80, pl. G).