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Napoleon III Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock by Vincenti & Cie
Movement by Pickard and Punant, Paris, Third Quarter 19th Century
The molded foil dial with central rosette and blued steel hands with parcel gilt Roman numeral and blue enameled medallion chapter ring; the two-train movement striking a bell on the half-hour; the sarcophagal case with vestigial voluted scroll handles set on a Greek-key molded plinth with quadruped fanned feet in each corner mounted with a Bacchic masque bracket and central voluted fan apron; altogether supporting an ogee to lamb's tongue molded platform surmounted by a grand-tour model 'Warwick' (Albani) vase. Verso of movement case with maker stamp Ch[arles] Pickard & Ad[olph] Punant / 2882 / Paris and foundry mark Medaille D'argent Vincenti & Cie / 1855 with other scattered notations and stamps throughout movement and clock case.

  • Height: 17-7/8 in (45.4 cm); Width: 13-1/8 in (33.3 cm); Depth: 10-1/8 in (25.7 cm)
  • Condition:
  • Lacking functional components integral to hammer and pendulum mount with likely a later pendulum; a few various scattered minor surface abrasions and lesser scratches with associated deterioration in gilding, particularly to interior of vase; a few minor instances of early verdigris with residue accretion isolated to recesses; a few minor fleabite indentations along outer edges

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September 16, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Rockville, MD, US


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$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
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$5,000 $9,999 $500
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