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EXCEPTIONAL, RARE, GEORGE III TIME MUSIC PENDULUM
SIGNATURE OF THOMAS BEST, ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES COX, LONDON, THIRD QUARTER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
In chiseled and gilded bronze, plates of agate and rhinestones, decorated with foliage, flowers, staples, piastres and masks, the white enameled dial carried upon a bull surrounded by two Chinese characters, resting on a box centered with a rosette supported by four dragons enclosing a sphere, placed on a box containing a musical mechanism supported by four elephants, the Movement signed, The Best / LONDON / 137 "and numbered P 20 1

Provenance (3): Private collection of William WK. Jr. III, A prominent collector, Business Entrepreneurs, Dunwoody, GA. (Auction Lot offered from this same provenance: Lot-183)
Acquired from Christie's Paris, Boniface de Castellane & Anna Gould: "A way of life".


Provenance (2): Anna Gould (June 5, 1875-November 30, 1961) was an American heiress and socialite, the daughter of financier Jay Gould. Anna Gould was born on June 5, 1875 in New York City. She was the daughter of Jay Gould (1836-1892) and Helen Day Miller (1838-1889). Her siblings included George Jay Gould I, Edwin Gould I, Helen Miller Gould, and Frank Jay Gould.

Provenance (1): Former Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould collection, Palais Rose, Paris.

Dimensions: 15" H x 8" L x 17" D

PROVENANCE:

Provenance (3): Private collection of William WK. Jr. III, A prominent collector, Business Entrepreneurs, Dunwoody, GA. (Auction Lot offered from this same provenance: Lot-183)
Acquired from Christie's Paris, Boniface de Castellane & Anna Gould: "A way of life".


Provenance (2): Anna Gould (June 5, 1875-November 30, 1961) was an American heiress and socialite, the daughter of financier Jay Gould. Anna Gould was born on June 5, 1875 in New York City. She was the daughter of Jay Gould (1836-1892) and Helen Day Miller (1838-1889). Her siblings included George Jay Gould I, Edwin Gould I, Helen Miller Gould, and Frank Jay Gould.

Provenance (1): Former Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould collection, Palais Rose, Paris.

Condition

In EXCELLENT condition over all.

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GEORGE III TIME MUSIC PENDULUM SIGNATURE OF THOMAS

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Aug 19, 2018