Lot 60

A RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH BLACK MARBLE AND GILT BRASS ORRERY CLOCK
the black marble clock case modelled as a fluted column with volute scrolls to the sides and raised on a shaped base, the gilt foliate bezel enclosing the white enamelled, Roman dial with recessed centre and visible Brocot escapement, the twin barrel movement striking on a bell, the movement operating the orrery above, with pendulum, the clock surmounted by a twin handled tazza, the tazza rim engraved for the months of the year in French and supporting the moving orrery which demonstrates the movements of the earth, moon and sun, the whole raised on a red velvet covered plinth, with a glass dome cover for the orrery,
55cm high

Estimate: £10,000-£15,000