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An early 19thC French ormolu mantel clock

Estimate: $6,500


Lot Description

An early 19thC French ormolu mantel clock, the clock with engraved decoration and applied flowers and bows, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, clock surmounted by a gilded copy of James Pradier's sculpture of Sappho with lyre and poetry scroll at her feet. (Sappho was a Greek poet from the island of Lesbos known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre). 430 x 160 x 450mm.