November 21, 2009

Lot 61
 
FRENCH PORCELAIN AND BRONZE 3 PC. LYRE CLOCK SET.
A cobalt blue lyre form mounted with gilt bronze beaded borders and applied floral filigree with garland, has a rose wreath crest with a crossed torch and quiver of arrows. Fancy pierced gold hands, painted porcelain dial with floral garland and Arabic numerals, beaded brass bezel with swinging outer rhinestone collar. Round French bronze time and bell strike movement signed "Vincenti 1855", steel pallet Brocot escapement and exposed gridiron pendulum swings with the rhinestone collar. Has matching pair of bronze and porcelain urn candelabras, sprouting from the top are 3 candlelights with rose bobeches surrounded in roses and filigree. The urn bases are mounted with ram's heads and hooved feet on a round platform. All in excellent condition.
Clock: 8"W- 20"H - 14"D
Side: 16"H - 9" Diam.
Estimate $6,500 - 8,500.