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Lot 1381

FRENCH FIGURAL PATINATED BRONZE SLATE MANTEL CLOCK

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

French patinated bronze and slate mantel clock, late 19th c., having figural bronze topper depicting the explorer Rene Duguay-Trouin (French, 1673-1736), singed in cast with subject's name, over porcelain dial marked Fusier R. du Vieux Colombier 15 a Paris, Roman numeral hour markers, time-and-strike movement marked Japy Fils, rising on stepped ovular base, ending on bun feet, approx 12.5"h, 18"w, 6.25"d, 29.7lbs total **Provenance: From the estate of Leslie and Angelyn Smith, Austin, Texas** Start Price: $150.00

Condition

1.1.24-In my opinion regarding:  
LOT – 1381-The clock currently stands sturdy, both front and rear glass are intact, rear glass has remnants of what appears to be a marker residue, it is removable, the stone case exhibits some typical very minor and small chips along edges, metal shows some rubs, patination, and wear (figures face), the dial is intact with marks and wear, metal is patinated, I note a flaw/ imperfection to metal ring enclosing dial, see image, the chime, striker, and bell are currently operational, the clock winds well however it is lacking its pendulum, and because of this, the full operational status is unknown, the clock is not accompanied by a key 

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