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1808/18: An unusual late 19th century French "MYSTERY" CLOCK in full working order. The clock, with its 'globe' applied with gilt mounts; numerals and gilded pierced hands, swings from side-to-side, apparently with no visible means of power. The timekeeping being adjusted by means of the grid-iron pendulum with counterbalanced bob whilst the eight-day timepiece movement is wound through the dial. 26ins high. c.1880

clock, French, mystery

£1100

1717/18: DROCOURT: a fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK by this famous maker. The excellent quality case is of "Corniche" design, with bevelled glass panels all around; substantial handle and "stepped" plinth base. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and retains its original platform lever escapement. Perfect working order and guaranteed for over two years. * Numbered 14580, this is reasonably early for Drocourt clocks; his clock numbers went up to over 36,000 by the time production ceased in 1920. c.1875

Carriage, clock, Drocourt, French

£950

1711/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a large and most impressive gilt BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Victory". Measuring 24ins (63cms) high overall she is depicted as a winged young woman, dancing with arms outstretched. She wears a stylised helmet and flowing dress and is mounted on an integral gilt bronze base. Good original gilding and fine patina. Signed: "Eug Marioton" and with stamp for the foundry: E. Colins et Cie, Paris. 24ins (63cms) high * Eugene MARIOTON (1854-1933) enjoyed a long and very successful career as a sculptor specialising in large impressive heroic figures. c.1890

bronze, French, Marioton, object

£2350

1706/18: A handsome and particularly fine quality mid-19th century French porcelain mounted ormolu MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case, with its pineapple finials, is of crisp, finely cast ormolu retaining its original bright gilding, and is mounted with a porcelain panel of cherubs below the porcelain dial and two further curved porcelain panels to the sides. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and retains its original enamel dial and blued steel hands in perfect condition. Guaranteed at least two years. 13ins high; 10ins wide; 5ins deep. (33 x 25.5 x 12.5cms). c.1860

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1950

1703/18: An attractive mid-19th century cube TEA CADDY probably of French origin and in fine condition. The lid and all four sides are profusely inalid with scrollwork set within chequered multi-string inlaid borders, with ebony corner mouldings and a pretty cast brass 'axehead' handle to the lid. 5 x 4.75 x 4.75ins (12.8 x 12 x 12cms) c.1860

Caddy, French, object, tea

£485

1696/18: A lovely set of SIX French solid silver TEASPOONS in excellent condition and in their original presentation case. The design is typically Continental, with their pointed bowls and all are in fine, almost unused condition. Each spoon is marked for the "Premier" quality (950); town mark not yet researched. *This pointed bowl design makes these ideal for use as grapefruit spoons! c.1870

French, object, Silver, spoon

£195

1677/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of substantial size. The case is of cast brass "gorge" design, the most expensive 'standard' case, with its bevelled glass panels to all five sides and a hinged ribbed handle to the top. The eight-day movement, which retains its original lever platform escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and also features a separate alarm train. The white enamel dial is perfect and original as are the original blued steel hands. Maker: "G.L."in an oval. A good carriage clock; guaranteed at least two years. 7.25ins (18.5cms) high (handle up). c.1875

Carriage, clock, French, gorge

£985

1616/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of pretty oval form. The case is of high quality, with its four bowed and bevelled glass panels and with an oval glass panel to the top below the shaped cast brass handle. The 8-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. The enamel dial is perfect, and original as are the blued steel 'spade' hands. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. 7.5ins high (handle up); 4.5ins wide; 3.75ins deep. (19 x 11.5 x 9.5cms) c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, oval

£1150

1597/17: INJALBERT: a charming small late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE. Mounted on a shaped onyx base, this pretty bronze is gilded and depicts a laughing girl as she looks happily to her left at something that has caught her eye. Signed by the artist and also with the foundry( Siot of Paris). 5ins high; 3.5ins wide; 3ins high (12.7 x 9 x 7.5cms). *Jean Antoine INJALBERT was a much decorated French sculptor. Born in 1845, the son of a stonemason, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1900 and Commander in 1910. He died in 1933 having been Chief Instructor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts for many years. c.1890

bronze, French, Girl, object

£395

1581/17: A pretty mid-19th century French ormolu and porcelain-mounted MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of gilt bronze, surmounted by a finial of a vase of flowers and mounted with fine porcelain panels to the front and both sides. The scene to the front depicts a hunting party beside a lake, with rural woodland scenes to the side panels. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and is signed "R&C (Richard & Cie) Paris and London. 10.25ins high (excl the finial) 6.5ins wide; 4.25 ins deep. (26 x 16.5 x 10.8cms) c.1860

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1350

1527/17: A pretty and good quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of finest ormolu (gilded bronze) featuring scrolls and leaves in its asymmetrical style and an integral ormolu base. The eight-day movement signed for DENT a Paris, strikes hours and half-hours on a bell. It features silk suspension; a fine enamel dial and the original blued steel 'Breguet moon' hands. 13.5 ins high; 9 ins wide and 4.5ins deep (35 x 23 x 11 cms) c.1850

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1450

1415/17: A very fine quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK of compact size and in perfect working order. The case is of finest quality ormolu (gilded bronze) complete with finial of flowers and integral ormolu base. The 8-day silk-suspension movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and retains its original silvered dial and blued-steel hands. A delightful (and heavy quality) clock. 12ins high; 8.5ins wide; 4.25ins deep (30.5 x 21.5 x 10.8cms) c.1845

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1650