Monday, August 18, 2008

Not Just Another Pretty Face

Up for auction as part of James D. Julia Auction's three day auction at the Samoset Resort (Rockland, Maine), August 26-28, 2008, item #1205. From their catalog:
CONTINENTAL CLASSICAL EMPIRE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK. Mid-19th century. The stepped architectural marble base cast with anthemion leaves and gadrooning, raised on scrolled feet, the uppermost section centering a silvered dial with applied gold five-pointed star. Seated above is an allegorical robed female figure of a mathematician reclining on a marble sphere. SIZE: 21" h. x 15-1/2" overall l. x 6-1/4" d. PROVENANCE: From an extensive private Gulf Coast collection. CONDITION: The golden marble case with minor flecks and scratches. The castings original with very good patina. Very good overall. 9-93532 (1,000-1,500)

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