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A LATE 19TH CENTURY GILT METAL AND BLACK MARBLE FIGURAL MYSTERY CLOCK BY GUILMET NO. 950 the black marble plinth case raised on four scrolling paw feet and with lion mask, ring handles, surmounted by a figure of Venus and Cupid, Venus holding aloft the pendulum terminating in a bevelled glass and brass mounted bob, the dial with incised gilt Roman numerals, the twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, stamped 'BREVETE SGDG GLT 950', 60cm high The clock is currently working, the movement is winding, ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed. A similar clock by Guilmet (number 1340) was sold at Bonhams, London, 8 July 2015, lot 121. Other examples are illustrated in Qing; 'Antique Clocks, Art and Technology in Time, 1680-1820', pages 208-215.

Estimated at £1,700 - £2,000


 

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