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Lot 541: AN AUSTRIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER, ENAMEL AND LAPIS LAZULI PENTAGONAL TOWER CLOCK, HERMANN BOEHM, VIENNA, CIRCA 1890 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the five-sided body paneled with lapis between arabesque openwork panels centered by masks, set with an earlier watch movement and champlevé enamel dial, matched by roundels of St. George and the Dragon, second tier of open panels with female demi-figures, fully-modeled maidens at the angles, tower top with seated putti below classical figure finial, in original fitted case
minor enamel loss, especially to high spots, otherwise good, unusual shape
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Dimensions: height 14 1/4 in.