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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 9

CUPID & PSYCHE French, the bronze in the manner of Pierre Philippe Thomire (1751-1843). Made circa 1850. Very fine and impressive, Empire-style, bronze and yellow marble, 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking mantel clock.

C. Yellow veined marble clock case with arch-top, hinged palmette cast bezel, the fi ne bronze fi gures of Cupid & Psyche embracing above, the front with applied bronze perfume-burner mount, rectangular marble base with applied swag and lamp mount, raised on paw feet. D. Gilt engine-turned with painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Circular gilt-brass, going barrels for both trains, anchor escapement, silk suspension, outside countwheel striking on a bell. Dial indistinctly signed "Gal?.. No. 93". Dim. 71 x 48 x 19 cm.

USD 5,000 - 7,000

CHF 3,800 - 5,500 / EUR 3,500 - 5,000

Sold: USD 6,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-13

Good

Slightly damaged

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-11-01

Good

Slightly worn

HANDS Original


Notes

The bronze fi gures of Cupid and Psyche are particularly well cast and chased and must have been made by one of the best French bronziers copying the work of Thomire.