12 juillet 2010

Ferdinand IV of Naples's Empire ormolu quarter-repeating timepiece carriage clock

An important Empire ormolu quarter-repeating timepiece carriage clock with full year calendar, moon phase with age of moon and alarm. Estimate £150,000 - £250,000. Sold £385,250 to an UK Private.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Breguet et Fils, Paris, no. 179. Started in 1796, sold in 1804 case: with ball finials to the out-set angles, bow handle hinged within lion heads, repeat button to the top, the plinth frieze cast with flowerheads and palmettes on a matted ground and supported by reeded pilasters to all angles,... [Lire la suite]
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