Exceptional Chinese Ormolu and Paste-set Clock.
Closed Auction
Exceptional Chinese Ormolu and Paste-set Clock.
Closed Auction

Exceptional Chinese Ormolu and Paste-set Clock.

US
New York, NY, US
US
Estimate
8,000 USD
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This clock showcases a gilt case adorned with an urn atop acanthus leaves, featuring silvered and enamel-plated flowers. It is surrounded by a pierced balustrade and embellished with pagodas at each corner, just below a plinth with four silvered and enamel vases adorned with sprigs of flowers. The main body presents an applied intricate silver openwork in a floral arrangement, framed by beautiful sprigs of flowers and phoenixes executed in enamel, surrounding the clock face. An exceptional bezel is fitted with red paste gems, and the clock stands on a plinth base with acanthus leaf and scroll feet. The rear is set with a glass door frame, and the sides display applied sunburst medallions enclosing pierced silk-backed sound frets, the glass crystal serves as protection for the white porcelain dial, featuring a Roman numeral hours chapter executed in black enamel, gold hands, and a six-note array of chimes played at the hour, quarter, half, and three-quarter marks. The movement is inscribed with a potential nonsense signature and a Cyrillic signature. From a Greenwich, CT estate.7.25" W x 13 5/8" tall x 5.5" Deep Dimensions: 7.25" W x 13 5/8" tall x 5.5" Deep Condition: Looks clean and good. Was working in estate prior to removal but not tested since. Please inspect in person if possible.(1) pagoda is currently not fixed to plinth. (1) vase exhibits loss of sprigs. Dimensions:, Condition:, This clock showcases a gilt case adorned with an urn atop acanthus leaves, featuring silvered and enamel-plated flowers. It is surrounded by a pierced balustrade and embellished with pagodas at each corner, just below a plinth with four silvered and enamel vases adorned with sprigs of flowers. The main body presents an applied intricate silver openwork in a floral arrangement, framed by beautiful sprigs of flowers and phoenixes executed in enamel, surrounding the clock face. An exceptional bezel is fitted with red paste gems, and the clock stands on a plinth base with acanthus leaf and scroll feet. The rear is set with a glass door frame, and the sides display applied sunburst medallions enclosing pierced silk-backed sound frets, the glass crystal serves as protection for the white porcelain dial, featuring a Roman numeral hours chapter executed in black enamel, gold hands, and a six-note array of chimes played at the hour, quarter, half, and three-quarter marks. The movement is inscribed with a potential nonsense signature and a Cyrillic signature. From a Greenwich, CT estate.7.25" W x 13 5/8" tall x 5.5" Deep Dimensions: 7.25" W x 13 5/8" tall x 5.5" Deep Condition: Looks clean and good. Was working in estate prior to removal but not tested since. Please inspect in person if possible.(1) pagoda is currently not fixed to plinth. (1) vase exhibits loss of sprigs. Est: $8,000.00 - $12,000.00
US
New York, NY, US
US
Estimate
8,000 USD
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