Lot 1024 ♣ - A194 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 10.00 AM

BOULLE CLOCK ON PLINTH

Louis XIV, Paris ca. 1730/40. Movement and dial, signed André Hory à Paris (maître ca. 1700–1750).
Wooden case with Boulle marquetry, red tinted tortoiseshell, in part engraved and inlaid with engraved brass. Opulent gilt bronze mounts. Scrolled lower corners on spherical feet. Brass dial with white enamel cartouches. Movement, converted to Brocot escapement, striking the 1/2-hour on bell. Plinth with five curved supports. 1 winding key. Key to door, missing.
38 × 20 × 111 cm.
This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.


Marquetry, to be restored. Movement and case from the time, probably associated later.

A comparable clock with the same door bronzes, signed by N. Delaunay, is part of the collections of the Musée Grobet-Labadie, Marseille. Cf. Tardy. La pendule Française. 1ère partie. Des origines au Louis XV. p. 89.

CHF 8 000 / 12 000

€ 7 020 / 10 530