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Fine European Furniture, Decorations and Fine Art

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 86

Rare and Unusual Louis XVI Ormolu, Blued Metal and Patinated-Bronze Lion-Form Mantel Clock, Dial Signed Ageron A Paris

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Signed on the works in script Agéron Paris. The eyes fitted with rubies and the clock drum probably with paste.

12 1/2 x 7 x 3 3/4 in.

Note: Similar lion-formed mantle clocks are illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule Francaise du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, pg. 278-279, plates C-F. Animal form mantle clocks made during the Louis XVI period are rare and are generally executed with fine precision.


In good overall condition with wear to the blued metal surface, scattered areas rubbed through. Minor nicks to the enamel dial around the key holes. The clock is not in current working order, with a winding key and pendulum. Please inquire about the works. Feet probably added later in date. Beautifully made and the ormolu is finely cast.   Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.