Lot No. 190 (99th Auction)
Germain Le Sueur à Paris, 580 mm, circa 1680

A French brass mounted tortoiseshell "Double Basket" religieuse of highest quality with half hour / hour strike
Case: ebony, brass inlays, red tortoiseshell veneer. Dial: silvered brass chapter ring on red velvet, signature plaque, pierced and very fine engraved and chased firegilt hands, minute hand with pointer made of blued steel. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, signed, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 2 large barrels, verge escapement, cycloidal cheeks, pendulum with silk string suspension.

The tortoise shell of the case is ornamented on three sided with magnificently intricate brass marquetry - particularly distinctive are the two exquisitely detailed vines in the base of the columns. The dial is flanked by Corinthian columns with gilt capitals. The layered top part supporting nine gilt vases with flame finials is particularly unusual for such a Louis XIV-style clock.

Germain Le Sueur was active in Paris at the Place Dauphine until circa 1730.
Estimate  6,000 - 12,000 €

Price Realised  8,200 €
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