A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK AUTHOR: CHARLES BALTHAZAR PERIOD: APPROXIMATELY 1745

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105600,00
A mask of Apollo is on the top. The central part is an asymmetrical rockwork case within the circular white enamel dial with a nereid and Daphne in the process of being turned into a tree. The mythological monster Python is on the basis of the composition, stamped three times with the 'C' letter. The 'C' letter means a tax payed between 1745 and 1749 on bronze or copper. Essay A closely related cartel clock was sold from the collection of Baron Achille Seillière, Paris, 5-10 May 1890 and then Christie's, Monaco, 2 December 1994.

Dimensions: 40 ¼ in. (102.3 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide