March 28, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Louis Phillip Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock

French, mid 19th century, depicting an artist painting a portrait, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, base decorated with floral and rocaille gilt bronze mounts, with two inset Sevres style porcelain plaques, right plaque inscribed "Peinture Dessin", marked "VR" to paint box mount, marked "VP" to portrait panel, marked "FC" and "Japy Freres & Cie /1855 Exposition Grande / Med D'Honneur" to movement, with pendulum, 17-3/4 x 24 in.; gilt wood and composition stand with velvet top; ebonized wood base

Provenance:Private Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina


back left foot of base missing, and supported by fabricated sheet metal foot, some loose mounts, one floral mount with break, back right foot of base with small break, corrosion and verdigris to back of clock case, lacking door to clock mechanism, figure possibly missing implement to right hand, gilt loss and some areas of retouch, other possible breaks and repairs, casting flaws, surface wear consistent with age and use, not tested for functionality; stand with some cracks and wear to composition, wear to velvet; base with wear and losses

Estimate: $400 - $600
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