15 juillet 2010

17th Century Automata Lion Clock Roars in £117,600 @ Bonhams

A very rare and important first half of the 17th Century continental gilt brass automata table clock. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- An early 17th century gilt brass automata lion clock, which moves its eyes in time with the seconds and roars a chime every hour, sold for £117,600 at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its Fine Clocks and Barometers sale on Wednesday 14 July. The sale made an impressive £716,000 in total with a 74% sale rate by value. Made in France, the clock which had been estimated to sell for £70,000 to... [Lire la suite]