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Exceptional Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze and Porcelain Mantel Clock

third quarter 19th century, the clock depicting the muse of the arts, the muse reclining with a putto, showing him a hand-painted porcelain plaque, with a lyre and artist's palette to one side, sitting over the dial with a hand-painted bleu celeste ground, flanked by matching plaques of angels and putti, the lower edge decorated with a bust and palette.
h. 20", w. 21-3/4", d. 6-1/4"

Provenance: Collection of Reuben L. "Buzz" Harper, Natchez, Mississippi.


In fine condition. No evidence of repairs. The left porcelain plaque has a faint hairline. Brilliant gilt surface. The movement appears in tact. The winding key and pendulum are both present.

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Napoleon III Bronze and Porcelain Mantel Clock

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000May 18, 2019