AUCTION : 1019

Lots 739 - 754: French & European Clocks

Lot#: 739

DESCRIPTION: France, a late 19th century industrial themed Windmill clock with thermometers and barometer, the structure in silvered faux ashlar and mounted to a black slate base, the lower, cylindrical portion with central door and flanking windows, tapering mid section with ornate railing at base, and mounted with an 8 day timepiece, barometer, and two thermometers, below the conical roof with ovoid finial, the windmill sails rotating in front of the dials, powered by a brass, spring driven movement concealed in the base
CONDITION: original silvered surfaces intact below a layer of dirty, discolored lacquer, lacquer with losses and clouding, roof with losses to silver, finial replaces the original wind vane, clock and barometer dials replaced, door in base with replaced pull, sails replaced, thermometer tubes replaced, clock movement running, movement controlling sails oily, runs for a short time, can be restarted with gentle coaxing, needs service
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 6.875in x

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Lot#: 740

DESCRIPTION: Gentilhomme, Palais Royal, Paris, an early 19th century gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock, the elongated octagonal base on paw feet, the front with trophy mount composed of symbols related to the labors of Hercules, below a patinated, standing figure of the mythological hero in a contemplative pose, wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, with club at his right, his left elbow resting on a stump, and the three golden apples of the Hesperides in his left hand, the stump containing the finely cast bezel and signed, roman numeral white enamel dial, blued steel Breguet style hands, 8 day two train pendule de Paris movement with silk thread suspension and sounding the hours and half hour on a bell
CONDITION: base cleaned, lacquered and lacking gilding, figure with minor wear to patination, stump lacking original finish, dial restored, hands replaced, movement ticks and strikes, needs service
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
CIRCA: 1815
DIMENSIONS: 18.75in x 15in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 741

DESCRIPTION: J.C. Cailly and P.J. Eude, France, a mid 19th century rocking ship automaton clock with nautical themed gilt and patinated case, the oblong rosewood veneered base containing the rocking ship mechanism, the front with chinoiserie marquetry depicting a fishing scene, ho ho birds, Vitruvian waves, and scrolling vines, the rocking ship mounted to blue cloth "water", the faux sea attached to a brass frame mounted above the base, surmounted by a patinated bronze case replete with C scrolls and other rococo style ornament, and mounted with various gilt shells and corals, the top with reclining figure of Neptune, and with putto- mermaid figure slaying a sea serpent beneath the roman numeral engine turned dial with cattail bezel, 8 day two train pendule de Paris movement with silk thread suspension, sounding the hours and half hour on a bell
CONDITION: base in an old finish, good overall, with small veneer loss at right end, and old, small repairs at left end, ship good, with some rigging loose, old repairs and losses to masts, fabric sea replaced, platform for mounting ship to base shimmed, the fabric being too tight to permit motion if screwed down properly, automaton movement runs and imparts movement to the ship, fly soldered to worm arbor, pivoted counterweight will not attach to fixed stud, as ship is attached too far to the right, clock case dirty, with good gilt and patinated surfaces, seascape painting that would originally have been the background for the rocking ship missing, dial poorly repainted, lacking minute hand, bezel without gilding and with polish residue, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, needs service, lacking dome
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 22.5in x 17.375in x 8.25in

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Lot#: 742

DESCRIPTION: Lacan, a Paris, a good 18th century gilt bronze cartel clock, the case ornamented with drapery swags and acanthus leaf, the pendulum aperature with central female mask and scroll, the sides with pierced, gilt frets, and surmounted by a two handled urn, signed roman numeral white enamel dial with gilt pierced and engraved hands, the reverse signed "Barbezat", brass movement with large barrels, silk suspension, recoil escapement, and count wheel striking
CONDITION: very dirty, good gilding, some ornament with missing screws, lacking finials, back loose at bottom, bottom of case with small loss to casting, dial with minor chip at strike winding hole, hands good, movement very dirty, strike ratchet with one bent and two broken teeth, ticks and strikes, needs service, pendulum missing
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
CIRCA: 1770
DIMENSIONS: 36in x 17in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 743

DESCRIPTION: Gubelin, Switzerland, for Michael & Cecele Birnkrant, a large table clock with carousel, gilt case with heavy molded base and top, having columns at the corners, four spherical finials and compressed ball feet, the front with roman numeral dial with strapwork decorated center, and bow window above 12:00 featuring a parade of figures at each hour, 8 day, 11 jewel movement with lever platform striking on a bell, and releasing the separate movement to drive the carousel
CONDITION: case dirty and with corrosion, lacquer with discoloration, top with gap at columns, left side, hands with minor scratches and losses to color, movement with minor spotting, running and striking correctly, carousel functioning correctly, one figure partially detached
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
CIRCA: 1960
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 11.75in x 11.75in

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Lot#: 744

DESCRIPTION: France, an unusual and very decorative crystal regulator with gilt, round case and champleve enamel ornament, the molded base on turned feet and decorated with an applied, foliate champleve band, supporting a cylindrical mid section with bevelled glasses, the frames with arabesque enamel strips, and entablature with ornament matching the base, below a stepped top, surmounted by a dome with finial, the dome also with champleve applique, roman numeral white enamel dial with champleve center and bezel, above a floor with asymmetric, polychrome enamel design, 8 day, two train pendule de Paris movement with champleve ornamented mercury pendulum
CONDITION: case dirty with minor losses to gilding, minor tarnish, enamels in very good condition, rear glass with tiny chip at lower right, dial very good, hands with minor oxide, movement dirty, oily, and with minor staining, ticks and strikes, needs service, gong with minor oxide, and significant losses to bluing, pendulum good
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 15.5in x 7.25in x

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Lot#: 745

DESCRIPTION: Raingo Freres and Henri Picard, Paris, a large and impressive gilt bronze mantel clock mounted with polychrome enamel Sevres style panels, the elongated base on short toupie feet, and set with a central oval panel within an ornate foliate frame depicting a two putti with basket of flowers between a pair of flanking music themed panels, each with an individual putto and various instruments, the clock case with a shaped panel below 6:00 with colorful birds and flowers, and at the top, a portrait of a girl with basket of flowers, within an oval, bowknot crested frame, the whole heavily festooned with acanthus and floral garlands, roman numeral white enamel dial with arabic outer five minute markers, gilt openwork hands, 8 day pendule de Paris movement with count wheel striking, dial and movement signed "Raingo Freres", case signed "H. Picard"
CONDITION: case dirty, but with much of the original gilding intact, some minor staining and verdigris, Sevres style panels very good, a portion of the floral ornament descending from left side of portrait missing, left rear foot replaced, dial with chips and losses, hands good, movement very dirty, ticks and strikes, pendulum replaced, bell missing. The firm of Raingo Freres, Paris, 1823- c1900, are well known for their exquisite clocks, bronzes, and furnishings. Henri Picard was an important bronzier and gilder, working in Paris between 1831- 84. Both firms provided luxury goods to the wealthy, and provided furnishings for the apartments of Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 20in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 746

DESCRIPTION: France, for Tiffany & Co., New York, a large four glass mantel regulator with black slate plinth, the molded base with rounded corners and fluting at the transitions, the flutes continuing into the frames for the bevelled side glasses, the front and back with glazed, arched doors, below a break arch, molded top, signed roman numeral white enamel dial with exposed Brocot escapement with carnelian pallets, and also with jeweled escape wheel pivot, blued steel Breguet style hands, and signed, large, two train pendule de Paris movement with two jar mercury pendulum, sounding the hours and half hour on a bell, all resting on a conforming, polished black slate plinth
CONDITION: plinth with scratches, abrasions and small chips, polished and lacquered, now with dirt and slight tarnish, rear glass with chip at upper right, dial with a tiny chip near 10:00, and the center with two hairlines to the right of the right winding arbor, hands with minor oxide, movement very oily and with some amateurish bushing work, suspennsion spring needs repair, pendulum with minor losses to gilding, ticks and strikes, would benefit from service
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 10.5in x 8in

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Lot#: 747

DESCRIPTION: Charles Voisin, a Paris, a large Boulle work bracket or mantel clock, the case with brass inlaid tortoise shell veneers and bronze mounts, gilt dial with roman numeral white enamel cartouches and steel hands above a casting of Apollo in his chariot, rectangular brass movement with baluster pillars, large barrels, verge escapement, and silk thread suspension, signed "Charles Voisin a Paris"
CONDITION: clock with 18th and 19th century components, 19th century modifications, significant losses to veneers and inlays, a small box of detached brass and shell is included, some mounts loose, two detached, dial with one cartouche detached, dial missing outer minute ring, case lacking front and side glasses, movement dirty, complete, trains will run, escapement needs adjustment, lacking pendulum
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
DIMENSIONS: 28.5in x 17.75in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 748

DESCRIPTION: France, a very decorative gilt bronze and Sevres style polychrome porcelain mounted mantel clock, the cross plan base on toupie feet and set with horizontal, deep blue porcelain panels below an acanthus surbase, the panels decorated with urn and vine gilding further enhanced by the application of tiny opal and ruby cabochons, the conforming mid section with projecting molded cornice above the central clock case buttressed by flanking, gilt, inverted corbels with foliate ornament, the square, roman numeral blue porcelain dial with gilt chapter ring and spandrels, the center featuring a putto with flowers, and surmounted by a deep blue tazza having foliate and geometric pattern bright and matte gilding, central reserve with polychrome enamel rendering of two putti with flowers, and also enhanced by cabochons, the vessel handles in gilt bronze with grape leaves, clusters of grapes and pomegranates, and with incurved porcelain base having a laurel wreath surround, and 8 day two train pendule de Paris movement sounding the hours and half hour on a bell
CONDITION: gilding very good with minor losses, with more significant loss on case top, losses to the tiny ruby and opal cabochons, ceramics components very good, hands with minor abrasions, case back originally with glazed bezel, now missing, back of case also with minor patch of verdigris, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, warning needs adjustment as when the train unlocks it begins striking immediately and is arrested as the minute hand approaches the hour, bell replaced, pendulum replaced
ESTIMATE: $500 - $800
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 12.5in x 12.75in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 749

DESCRIPTION: France, an unusual patinated bronze mantel clock, the rectangular base on large paw feet and supporting addorsed male figures, each on one knee, and bearing on their backs the spherical clock case surmounted by a nude female figure holding aloft a large pennant, the case front with cast roman numerals around a fish scale patterned center, the chapter ring bordered with foliate ornament in low relief, with fancy pierced and engraved brass hands, 8 day two train movement with lever platform and striking on a bell
CONDITION: patination in good condition, with dust and oil residue, hands good, movement polished, will tick briefly, strikes once at hour and half hour, rack not falling, needs service
ESTIMATE: $500 - $800
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 22.5in x 11in x 7in

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Lot#: 750

DESCRIPTION: Fluteau, a Montargis, an 18th century contre partie Boulle work bracket clock, the case with tortoise shell inlaid brass and gilt, foliate mounts, kidney shaped cast door with female figure at bottom, 25 piece enamel dial with center signed "Piettre a Montereau", fancy blued steel hands, rectangular brass movement with cylindrical pillars, large barrels, verge escapement, and count wheel striking, the back plate signed "Fluteau a Montargis"
CONDITION: case with losses and lifting to inlays, gilding on mounts good, right rear foot repaired, lacking removable top, cartouches with hairlines and reattached to dial plate, some enameled components with filled losses, one minute cartouche replaced, hands good, running, strike train under power, but not releasing, suspension replaced, pendulum replaced, crutch replaced
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1760
DIMENSIONS: 24in x 16.25in x 8in

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Lot#: 751

DESCRIPTION: France, a late 19th century Boulle work pendule d' alcove with matching shelf, the Neuchateloise style case with brass inlaid tortoise shell veneer, gilt mounts, and gilt flame finial the gilt repousse style dial with roman numeral white enamel cartouches, blued steel hands, two train pendule de Paris movement with count wheel striking, the back plate with the S. Marti mark and also J.B. Paris within a line engraved cartouche, with its's original shelf, veneered, inlaid, and mounted to match the clock
CONDITION: minor lifting of brass inlay, a few minor losses to veneer, gilt components very good, hands with minor oxide, ticks and strikes. A much better than average example.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 17in x 8.25in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 752

DESCRIPTION: Galiay, Paris, a good mid 19th century gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel clock, the base with strapwork and foliate ornament below the mid section with incurved sides and ornament matching the base, with central, seated, napping angel, an open book in her lap, and top with patinated rockwork landscape, and robed, gilt female figure, her left hand holding an open book marked "Saint Evangile", a perched, and slightly agitated eagle to her left, above the signed, roman numeral white enamel dial with trefoil hands, 8 day two train pendule de Paris movement with silk thread suspension, sounding the hours and half hour on a bell
CONDITION: case dirty, with gilt and patinated surfaces intact, the case ends with some tarnish and minor staining, rear right foot with patches of verdigris, bezel lacking gilding, dial with minor scratches and filled loss at 4:00, minute hand replaced, movement very dirty, ticks and strikes, needs service, pendulum with added mass at bottom
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 20.25in x 16.5in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 753

DESCRIPTION: M. Dejoie, Poitiers, a large figural mantel clock after Antonio Canova's "Cupid's kiss reviving Psyche", the semi circular verde antico marble base on gilt toupie feet supporting the spelter sculpture in patinated bronze finish, the base with engraved plaque "Amour et Psyche D'apres Canova (Musee du Louvre)" below the arabic numeral white enamel dial with floral festoons, fancy gilt hands, and signed "A La Gerbe D'Or" (a sheaf of gold), "M. Dejoie Poitiers", 8 day two train pendule de Paris movement striking on a bell
CONDITION: marble with minor flakes and chips, casting dirty and with minor wear, but retains much of it's patinated surface, dial dirty and with minor scratches, hands good, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, would benefit from service
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 19.5in x 8.25in

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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

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