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Lot 787: A FRENCH JAPANESQUE STYLE GILT BRONZE CHAMPLEVÉ MA
19 October 2016
Alphen Drive, Constantia, South AfricaLive Auction
A FRENCH JAPANESQUE STYLE GILT BRONZE CHAMPLEVÉ MANTEL CLOCK, IN THE MANNER OF EDOUARD LIÈVRE, CIRCA 1830 BUYERS ARE ADVISED THAT A SERVICE IS RECOMMENDED FOR CLOCKS PURCHASED
the 10cm enamelled circular dial with Roman hour numerals centred by colourful foliage, Japy Frères movement not in working order, the backplate inscribed Japy Frères & Cie Medaille d'Honneur HP a Co 3339, 14 106', the hood raised on a scroll pierced platform lacking finial, the corners adorned with dragons, the dial within an exotic floral design flanked by columns, pierced foliate scrolled apron, panelled sides, on bejewelled elephant feet, the whole with orchid decoration on a trellis turquoise ground within royal blue borders, distress, losses 43cm high excluding the finial