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Lot 1243: A LOUIS XV GILT-MOUNTED 'CORNE VERTE' BRACKET CLOCK, JACQUES-MATHIEU LE PERS, PARIS, CIRCA 1745 |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10-inch twenty five piece enamel dial signed LEPERS A PARIS, the bell striking movement with verge escapement and silk suspension, numbered outside count wheel, signed on the backplate Le Pers A Paris, the waisted case veneered with green-stained horn and surmounted by a Classical figure with a lyre, above rococo scroll mounts; on a conforming bracket
Dial and enamel numerals in good condition. Movement is complete and appears to retain the original wheel work throughout, it would benefit from a clean and fresh oil. Case has extensive cracks and old repairs to the veneers, the mounts have been heavily cleaned but in good condition. Bracket as the case. With pendulum and case key but no winder.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Dimensions: Clock 90cm. 35½in. high; Bracket 29cm. 11½in. high