A late 18th century French ormolu and marble annular dial clock by Le Roy, Paris
Lot No. 266
Price Realised £5,500 (inc. 25% buyer’s premium)
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A late 18th century French ormolu and marble annular dial clock by Le Roy, Paris Surmounted by an openwork finial formed of floral festoons centred on a basket of flowers, over the enamel Arabic minute and Roman hour annular chapter rings, raised on applied volutes over four tapered columns with pinecone finials, framing two doves on an altar with trophy group below, the rectangular marble base with projecting corners flanking the enamel signature plaque, raised on four toupie feet, the two train drum movement mounted horizontally with anchor escapement and silk suspension to a sunburst pendulum, 19.5cm wide, 14cm deep, 41cm high. Provenance: The Collection of Sir Jeremy Lever A related clock is illustrated in Tardy, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française (Paris 1997), p. 139.
Period: 18th century