AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 754

DESCRIPTION: Portefais a Bordeaux, a good Charles X alabaster mantel clock with dome, the rectilinear, architectural case on compressed ball feet, and ornamented with carved floral and foliate ornament, the cornice with alternating dentil and bee skep form drops, surmounted by a female bust, signed, gilt, roman numeral engine turned dial with gilt rose wreath bezel, blued steel Breguet style hands, 8 day two train movement signed "Bechot", with silk thread suspension, striking the hours on a bell, and wooden base with conforming glass dome
CONDITION: case good overall, very clean, missing one base ornament and a small section of base festoon, minor losses to flower petals and other fine carving, some flowers with repairs, two frieze ornaments missing, top with minor chips, base molding at back with repaired breaks, dial numerals faint, hands good, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, would benefit from service, pendulum good, wooden base with wear, dome with minor chips at bottom
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 23.5in x 11.25in x 8in