Auction 24.11.1995

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 24.11.1995

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A gilt-metal and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock

A gilt-metal and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock the arched case surmounted by a swag-hung urn, flanked by ovals depicting cherubs, on break front base, the circular dial with individual Roman chapters and floral wreath to the centre, with gilt spade hands, the twin barrel movement with strike

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-metal mantel timepiece

A gilt-metal mantel timepiece the case surmounted by a recumbent woman wearing a turban, cast with leaves to the front and with bowed sides, on scroll feet, the white-painted Roman dial with spade hands, with spring movement, probably American, late 19th/early 20th century -- 11½in.(29cm.) high See

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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An enamel and gilt-spelter timepiece

An enamel and gilt-spelter timepiece the circular green ground case surmounted by a net, supported by adorsed dolphins, on oval green onyx base with chamfered edges, the white enamel Arabic dial with paste-set bezel, with Swiss lever escapement movement, 20th century -- 9½in.(24.5cm.) high See

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Napoleon III gilt-metal mantel clock

A Napoleon III gilt-metal mantel clock the case surmounted by a figure of a woman holding a basket of doves, with foliate scrolls to the front, the white enamel Roman dial with steel moon hands and within beaded bezel, the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell -- 14.1.2in.(37cm.) high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Napoleon III gilt-spelter and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock

A Napoleon III gilt-spelter and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock the break arch case with urn surmount, flanked by winged leopards seated on scrolls, with panel depicting two lovers below the dial, on break front base with toupie feet, the blue ground dial with individual Roman chapters and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-bronze pendule d'officier

A gilt-bronze pendule d'officier of typical form, with snake clasp handle and leaf-cast mounts, on toupie feet, the white enamel Arabic dial with pierced gilt hands (chipping on 6 and near 4), French, 19th century, the movement with lever escapement and strike on gong, movement early 20th century

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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An Empire bronze and gilt-bronze mantel clock

An Empire bronze and gilt-bronze mantel clock the rectangular case with stepped top surmounted by a bust of a Roman youth, with bellflower and anthemion border to the base, on foliate cast feet, the silvered dial with black-painted Roman chapters and steel moon hands, the turned centre signed HY

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-metal and white onyx mantel clock and garniture

A gilt-metal and white onyx mantel clock and garniture the spherical case mounted with doves and a nest, on waisted socle and with scrolling foliate supports, on break front base, applied with Roman chapters and snake hands, the twin barrel movement with strike on bell -- 12in.(30cm.) high; and the

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A large gilt-brass four-glass clock

A large gilt-brass four-glass clock of typical form, with bevelled panels, the dial with white enamel Roman chapter ring and recessed centre with visible Brocot escapement, moon hands, the twin barrel movement with strike on gong, French, late 19th century -- 13¾in.(35cm.) high See Colour

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Napoleon III gilt-metal-mounted four-glass type mantel clock

A Napoleon III gilt-metal-mounted four-glass type mantel clock the case surmounted by billing doves, with trailing foliate mounts to the sides and a bow to the front, on white marble base with toupie feet, the white enamel Arabic dial painted with floral swags, pierced gilt-metal hands, the twin

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze musical mantel timepiece the...

A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze musical mantel timepiece the rectangular case surmounted by a double-sided music stand and flanked by musicians, on stepped rectangular base with engine-turned bun feet, the dial with black-painted Roman chapters and engine-turned centre, signed DESCHAMPS

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Louis Philippe gilt-bronze figural boudoir clock

A Louis Philippe gilt-bronze figural boudoir clock the drum-shaped case surmounted by billing doves and supported by an amorino, on circular base with beaded mount and quatrefoil white marble plinth, the white enamel Roman dial with Arabic five minutes, pierced gilt-metal hands, signed Nepreu A

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze mantel clock

A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze mantel clock the rectangular case surmounted by the figure of a seated muse playing a lyre, her feet resting on a stool, with a laurel wreath and scroll to the other side, on stepped base with laurel and anthemion mount and lanceolate leaf border, on scroll

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze automaton clock

A Louis Philippe bronze and gilt-bronze automaton clock the case modelled as a rock and flanked by a figure of Diana, with a bow and quiver to one side and a hunting horn to the top, issuing twisted glass rods simulating flowing water, on stepped base with musical and hunting trophy mount, with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Vernis Martin style and gilt-bronze-mounted mantel clock

A Vernis Martin style and gilt-bronze-mounted mantel clock the waisted case with foliate mounts, painted with flowers to the sides and a family scene to the front, the white enamel dial with individual Roman and Arabic sectors, steel hands, the twin barrel movement with strike on gong, French, 19th

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Napoleon III gilt-metal and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock and...

A Napoleon III gilt-metal and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock and garniture the break arch case surmounted by a youth playing with a goat, with transfer-painted panels depicting flowers and cherubs, on break front base with toupie feet, the white enamel Roman dial with Arabic five minutes and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-spelter and porcelain mantel clock and garniture

A gilt-spelter and porcelain mantel clock and garniture the break arch case with urn surmount flanked by doves, outset tapering columns to the sides, with scene of a courting couple below the dial, on paw feet, the dial with Arabic chapter ring -- 16in.(41cm.) high; and the pair of side urns en

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-brass mantel clock

A gilt-brass mantel clock the foliate-pierced case with domed top surmounted by a seated lion, with cherub caryatids to the angles, on waisted base with scroll feet, the dial with silvered Roman chapter ring and foliate-incised gilt centre with retail signature for M. RETTIE & SONS ABERDEEN , steel

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Breche violette and brass portico mantel clock and garniture

A Breche violette and brass portico mantel clock and garniture the drum-shaped case with urn surmount and suspended on a platform with floral and urn finials, on four column supports with a foliate swag mount to the front, on shaped break front base with toupie feet, the white enamel Arabic dial

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £350 - £550

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A giltwood and composition mantel clock

A giltwood and composition mantel clock the case with floral bouquet cresting and outset foliate-entwined scroll supports, the white enamel Roman dial with steel moon hands, signed H.ry Marc à Paris (extensive chipping to right winding hole), the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A blue soapstone mantel clock

A blue soapstone mantel clock the arched fluted case with pilasters to the angles, with bow above the dial and mask below, on base with toupie feet, the white enamel Roman dial with gilt-metal trefoil hands, the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell, French, last quarter 19th century

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £20 - £150

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A Napoleon III blue porcelain mantel clock

A Napoleon III blue porcelain mantel clock the gilt-heightened cylindrical case modelled with drapery and surmounted by a seated cherub, on circular base, the dial with black-painted Roman chapters and gilt spade hands, the twin barrel movement with strike on bell -- 13in.(32cm.) high See

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A silver miniature carriage timepiece

A silver miniature carriage timepiece the reeded case with handle to top and on bun feet, the circular white enamel Roman dial with blued hands, with platform lever escapement -- 3in.(7.5cm.) high See Colour Illustration (Plate 2

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A brass and silvered brass striking carriage clock

A brass and silvered brass striking carriage clock the case cast with egg-and-dart decoration to the mouldings, the circular white enamel Roman dial with blued moon hands within engine-turned gilt-metal mask, with bimetallic balance to the silvered platform lever escapement and strike/repeat on gong

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A brass miniature carriage timepiece

A brass miniature carriage timepiece with corniche case, the white enamel Roman dial with blued spade hands, with bimetallic balance to the platform lever escapement -- 3¼in.(8.5cm.) high See Colour Illustration (Plate 2

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-brass striking carriage clock

A gilt-brass striking carriage clock with corniche case, the circular white enamel Roman dial with blued moon hands within foliate-engraved gilt-brass mask, with bimetallic balance to the platform lever escapement, with strike/repeat on gong to the backplate -- 5¼in.(13.5cm.) high, with leather case

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A brass miniature carriage timepiece

A brass miniature carriage timepiece with cannalée case, with foliate-pierced silvered panels to the sides and conforming mask to the circular white enamel Roman dial wiuth blued spade hands, with bimetallic balance to the platform lever escapement, with retailer's signature BOXELL BRIGHTON to the

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-brass and porcelain quarter-striking carriage clock

A gilt-brass and porcelain quarter-striking carriage clock the corniche case engraved overall with foliate designs, with painted panels to the sides depicting rustic houses against a pink ground, with Roman chapter ring within gilt borders, a bridge scene painted below, blued spade hands, with

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A gilt-brass carriage timepiece

A gilt-brass carriage timepiece the case with fluted pilasters to the angles and foliate-pierced friezes, on bun feet, the off-white enamel Arabic dial with blued hands, with bimetallic balance to the platform lever escapement -- 5¼in.(13cm.) high See Illustration

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 24 Nov 1995

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A brass and gilt-brass carriage timepiece

A brass and gilt-brass carriage timepiece with part-fluted angles and foliate-pierced friezes, with knop finials and on bun feet, the silvered chapter ring with individual black-painted Arabic chapters and C-scroll pierced centre, within plain brass mask, with silvered platform to the lever

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 24 Nov 1995