A French Chinoiserie patinated bronze and champlevé enamel three-piece clock garniture. Paris, circa 1880

the dial signed Prosper Roussel R Paris; the twin train movement with the Japy Frères stamp. height of the clock 50.5 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD

Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art. 20 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's