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Lot 0691
A CONTINENTAL MINIATURE ENAMELED SILVER GILT BROOCH CLOCK, POSSIBLY AUSTRIAN, SWISS 17 JEWELS, SHOCK RESISTANT MOVEMENT, RETAILED BY TAYLOR, 20TH CENTURY, modeled after a Louis XV style Chinoiserie mantel clock, with a circular dial enclosing gilt Roman chapters and hands, centered by, "TAYLOR," above, "17 JEWELS" and "SHOCK RESISTANT," over a small seconds dial with quarter numbers and single hand, above, "SWISS," set within a reticulated case cast as stylized scrolling and blossoming foliage, flanked by figures of long robed Chinamen above "C" scrolled supports, framing a similarly attired maiden with child, raised on scrolling leaf feet and surmounted by an arched crest with a scantily clad putto, reversing to a hinged stick pin, underside having circular pastille stamped, "STERLING / TAYLOR / PATENT APPLIED," total approximate weight; 57.9 grams. Height: 3" Width: 1 3/4" Depth: 1 1/4"


Some flaking of enameled areas, tarnish throughout, no discernible silver marks possibly due to the enameling or silver gilt process as well as the intricate details.

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Estimate $300 - $500May 20, 2018