Small fiddle-shaped mantle clock with Boulle marquetry of brass over tortoise shell. Rich gilt bronze ornamentation with most marked “crowned C”: foliaged scrollwork, stylized shells and cupids. Dial with Louis XV’s profile and twelve enameled platings. Movement signed Pothenot à Paris, thread suspension.
Louis XV Period.
Height: 59 cm (23-1/4 in.).
Minor accidents and losses, cupid statuette on dolphin added later.
“Crowned C” correlates to a tax payment on all objects with copper basing between March 1745-February 1749.
- Items quantity: 1
- Expertissim Reference: 2012090587
- Note : Please note that timekeeping accuracy has not been verified and Expertissim can not be held liable for any repair costs.