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A Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Gilt Metal Mantel Clock, Circa 1750

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Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from the New York Homes of Patricia Altschul, Designed by Mario Buatta

A Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Gilt Metal Mantel Clock, Circa 1750

A Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Gilt Metal Mantel Clock, Circa 1750

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Property from the New York Homes of Patricia Altschul, Designed by Mario Buatta


A Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Gilt Metal Mantel Clock, Circa 1750


the white enamelled dial signed Mayer a Paris, with associated non-striking lever escapement movement, hands replaced


height 18 in.; width 11 ¾ in.; depth 6 in.

45.7 cm; 29.8 cm; 15.2 cm

Please note Sotheby's does not guarantee clock movements. With minor surface scratches, casting flaws, verdigris and rubbing to gilding throughout, as to be expected. One of the gilt bronze flowers on the proper right garland is lacking. Losses to the upper corner of the elephant's saddle on proper right side With some minor accumulation of surface dust. Gilding is richer than in catalogue images, final room shot is a more accurate depiction of color. Ready to place.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

André Mavon, Paris, November 1970
Sotheby’s New York, 3 June 2008, lot 60
This was an extremely popular model in the mid-18th century and versions are recorded with movements by some of the leading clock-makers of the day, Jean Baptiste Baillon, Jacques Gudin, Noel Baltazar, amongst others. The figure of the elephant and the shape of the rocky base remain fairly consistent suggesting a single bronzier responsible for its manufacture. There are variations as to the ornament surmounting the drum-shaped case which houses the movement. Many, like the present example, are fitted with a chinoiserie figure, others with a monkey. In most cases, the figure of the elephant is executed in patinated bronze, and in rare examples it is entirely executed in gilt bronze, as in the case of the present clock.