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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

436 Royer à Paris, Height 670 mm, circa 1770 An extremely rare and important splendid Louis XV bronze pendulum clock “Pendule au Sanglier”, with half hour/hour self strike and musical movement with 9 tunes that activates on the hour and can also be activated manually Case: ormulu and patinated bronze, ebonized wood. Naturalistic sculpture of a wild boar, patinated bronze; on its back it carries a drum-shaped clock with volutes, acanthus and oak leaf garlands and a vase on top. High wooden base housing the musical movement, ebonized, oval form on six toupie feet; front with oak leaf ormulu mountings; central sound holes with open work brass grilles and red silk lining on all sides. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, signed, pierced, engraved, gilt hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, gilt, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8 day-movement, verge escapament, count wheel, silk suspended short pendulum. Musical movement: heavy rectangular brass movement with chain/fusee and governor, pinned brass barrel, 14 bells, 19 hammers. The wild boar motif for a “Pendule au Sanglier” is extremely unusual and was hardly ever produced. We know of only about 10 similar examples from the Louis XV period. Royer 巴黎 — 極稀有罕見,深富意義的路易十五世華麗古銅色座 鐘”Pendule au Sanglier”,附大小自鳴,整點報時及依據需要的 9種旋律音樂功能 39814 C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41 125.000 - 160.000 EUR 156.300 - 200.000 USD 1.250.000 - 1.600.000 HKD

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