AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 775

DESCRIPTION: France, a large and impressive Louis XV style clock, the brass inlaid tortoise shell and ormolu mounted case with integral base featuring tapering, foliate ornamented feet, the clock case with scroll and caryatid feet, leaf and dart ornamented cast door with arched top and serpentine bottom, the gilt break arch cornice molding below four putto representing music, literature, art, and science, the two part removable top with convex and concave sections, four urn and flame finials, and surmounted by a seated Chronos figure, cast dial with roman numeral cartouches, and cartouche below 6:00 signed "Balthazar a Paris", blued steel hands, and 8 day two train movement sounding the hours and half hour on a bell, with sunburst pendulum
CONDITION: losses and some lifting to veneers and inlays, case top with filler below platform with figure of Chronos, rear door with warp and lifting of veneers and inlays, case and dial with polish residue, one cartouche with hairline, hands now painted black, movement ticks and strikes, pendulum poorly repaired, rod detached
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5000
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 42in x 22.75in x 10in