Lot 927: Sold for £1,750 hammer

Estimate £1,000-£1,500

A late 19th Century French ormolu and champleve enamel clock garniture, the four sided glass panel clock with bevel-cut panels and four pillars decorated with floral and foliate enamel detail, raised to a stepped base and shallow foot, the gilded dial signed for the retailer Boxell, Brighton, with Roman chapters and an enamelled centre, the eight day movement with mercury compensated pendulum striking on a bell, further stamped Boxell Brighton and H&F Paris and numbered 4546, complete with a gilded wooden plinth, height excluding plinth 34.5cm and 38cm with, together with a pair of conforming lidded urn shaped vases, stamped Henry to the feet, with caryatid twin handles over stepped square bases and lion mask and paw feet, complete with cartouche shaped plinths, height excluding the plinths 33cm and 37cm, S/D (3)

Condition report
Condition of the enamel is generally good to both the clock and the vases. Clock - there are some tarnish spots to the top of the case. There is some scratching around the front of the case just beneath the door. There is some wear to the gilded finish of the wooden plinth and also fading and wear to the edges of the purple velvet top. There is no key. There is a pinhead sized blister or frit just beneath the rim of one of the vases. Both vases retain their covers. There is a chip to the gesso edge of one of the plinths. One of the bun feet is woodworm damaged. There is a chip to the edge of the gilding to the other plinth - this has been overpainted. There is general wear to the gilded finish of each of the plinths and the purple velvet tops are worn and faded. In our opinion this is an original clock set and information supplied this clock set was purchased from Harrods over thirty years ago.

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Will Farmer
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