Lot 71

Vincenti Bronze Dore Marble Mantel Clock Bonaparte Provenance

Estimate: $600 - $900

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Mid 19th century Vincent & Company (Vincenti & Cie) black marble mantle clock with finely cast bonze dore decoration, surmounted by a lidded urn flanked by lion heads, clock face with roman numerals and sun motif center. At lower front center is a depiction of Dionysus (Bacchus) surrounded by four thyrsi, classical mascarons (possibly maenads) with crowns of ivy at each side, all on four flattened toupie feet. Movement stamped Medaille D'Argent Vincenti & Cie 1855, 1382, 64. It is said that this clock was given to relatives of Napoleon Bonaparte as a wedding gift. Winding key, pendulum and bell are included, along with information on the Bonaparte family tree, and a letter regarding the supposed provenance of the clock. 18.5 x 12 x 6.5 inches.

Condition

The glass is cracked on the movement access door. The XII is missing, and the V is slightly damaged. Not tested for working condition. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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