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French-Empire-patinated-ormolu-gilt bronze-marble-verde antico-lectura-mantel clock

A French Empire patinated and gilt bronze mantel clock, La Lectura, circa 1800


9-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands, 8-day spring driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, fitted in a gilt bronze table with a table cloth and claw feet surmounted by an oil lamp, with classical lady sitting on a patinated bronze chair while reading a book, rectangular plinth with high relief moulding and verde antico marble plinth raised on toupee feet


(Height) 32.5 cm (Width) 28.5 cm (Depth) 14 cm
(Height) 12.8 in (Width) 11 in (Depth) 5.5 in



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