A FINE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEON III GILT BRONZE AND MARBLE CLOCK SIGNED PLANCHON CIRCA 1860, in the Louis XVI style, the white marble plinth base with ormolu mounts depicting ribbon tied laurel garlands and frolicking putti, surmounted by the gilt bronze figures of Venus holding a floral wreath and bow and Cupid holding a flaming heart, with a pair of doves seated atop the drum case enclosing the white enamelled dial with Arabic numerals and five minute markers, signed 'Planchon A PARIS', the twin train movement signed 'PLANCHON PARIS', and numbered 2081, and stamped 'MEDAILLE D'ARGENT 1855', with outside countwheel striking on a bell, with pendulum,
The movement is winding, ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed.
Property from an English Private Collection. Purchased from 'The Clock Shop', Weybridge, Surrey, 1 October 1998.
Sold for £1,125
Includes Buyer's Premium