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A French alabaster novelty 'swinging cherub' mantel clock Farcot, Paris, late 19th century The eight-day bell striking movement with two-plane duplex escapement incorporating half-moon pallet assembly and twin escape wheels set between cocks screwed to the movement backplate incorporating suspension for the back-and-forth swinging pendulum with bob cast as a cherub on a rope swing, the backplate stamped with eagle trademark over ECHAPPEMENT BREVETE, monogram FCT and number 32045, the circular white enamel Roman numeral dial with open centre revealing skeletonised movement frontplate and steel Breguet moon hands within a moulded brass bezel, the case with drum housing the movement over elaborate double-scroll outline uprights fronted by gilt incised decoration flanking the swing cherub pendulum, on cavetto moulded plinth base with conforming gilt scrolls to front, 33.5cm (13.25ins) high.

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A French alabaster novelty 'swinging cherub' mantel

Estimate £400 - £600Mar 15, 2018