of pyramidal form, modelled with elaborate gilt foliate scrolls and shells forms, atop sit a romancing shepherd and shepherdess next to three resting sheep, and a peaceful dog, centered an enameled metal dial with Roman chapters and five minute marks in Arabic numerals, inscribed in Cyrillic, S. Petersburg,
painted with a bouquet of wild roses, raised on scroll feet with gilt accents, marked with cypher of Nicholas I blue underglaze underbase;
height: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.); width: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)PROVENANCE
Sotheby's New York, 23 October 2014, lot 172
Acquired at the above by the present ownerCONDITION
The mantle clock appears in good condition. Scattered fine cracks most notably to the pyramidal form and to the interior of the front shell form. Minor chip to the flowers next to the shepherd. When wound the clock appears in working condition, the interior of the clock has not been expected and the back cover has not been removed. Not accompanied by a winding key. Inspection under UV shows re-gilding to the front and side shell and scrolls forms. Retouching to the flowers next to the shepherd.
Shapiro Auctions does not guarantee the working of this nor any other timepiece in the sale. It should be assumed that all timepieces will require professional attention.
Shapiro Auctions does not guarantee the working of this nor any other timepiece in the sale. It should be assumed that all timepieces will require professional attention.Kindly note, the auction is comprised of two sessions:
Session I: Russian and Asian Art, Antiques and Jewelry, lots 1-331
Session II: European, North and South American, and Ethnographic Art, Antiques, Jewelry, and Design, lots 500-827
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