12 avril 2009

A gold and enamel mounted mother-of-pearl clock with English Royal Provenance, Gordon, London, 1840

A gold and enamel mounted mother-of-pearl clock with English Royal Provenance, Gordon, London, the enamel work attributed to A.J. Strachan, circa 1840 fusee and chain movement with lever escapement, plain three-arm steel balance, ruby endstone, the quadrangular mother-of-pearl veneered case mounted with chased gold scrollwork enclosing a monkey, squirrel, and birds of paradise, surrounded by flowers, all highlighted in translucent and shaded enamels, champleve pink and blue enamel dial centered by a bouquet, the back... [Lire la suite]