Fine late 18th / early 19th century French figural mantel clock, signed Lepaute, horloger, Paris-probably Pierre-Basille Lepaute (1750-1843), the fine ormolu case mounted with Goddess of love , Hercules with dog, two doves and putti, signed circular enamel dial with signed cylinder movement with outside count wheel, silk suspension pendulum and striking on bell, key and pendulum present. The case 41cm high, 31 cm wide
Provenance: Property of a Lady, removed from a Hertfordshire Country Estate
Sold for £4,100
General overall condition good, movement is quite dirty and appears to be working, but we are not able to confirm if it is in full working order. Case is in good condition, some wear to gilding in places. Dimension of the dial is 5" diameter, dial has no major damage but part of the signature between the winding holes has been obliterated. Pierced brass decoration to rear door has some damage and silk faded
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