7th November 2013
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A mid-19th Century French ormolu and Sèvres style porcelain mantel timepiece with year going five spring barrel movement, the dial with engraved foliate scroll centre, black Roman numerals, Breguet style steel hands and inscribed 'Achille Brocot', the backplate stamped 'AB' within a star, the drum case with two scroll supports framing two Sèvres style porcelain panels painted with cherubs within bleu céleste and gilt borders, centred with a lion's mask supporting a pair of laurel wreath swags on an inverted breakfront base cast with scrolling foliage, on disc and turned feet, height approx 27.5cm, together with glass dome, ebonized stand, pendulum and key. Note: Achille Brocot is recorded working at Rue d'Orleans au Marais, Paris, between 1850 and 1874. He was the son of the famous Louis-Gabriel Brocot.
Hammer price: £2,200
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