Fine clocks, music boxes and musical instruments at Great Gatsby's, Oct. 22 An extraordinary, never-before seen private collection of fine clocks, music boxes and musical instruments will be sold Saturday, Oct. 22, by Great Gatsby’s, at 11 a.m. (EST), in Atlanta, Ga.
Pianos will include a 20th century American Steinway & Sons ebonized baby grand piano, Model B; a 19th century English ebony and rosewood grand piano by John Broadwood & Sons (London); and a fine marquetry inlaid art case Steinway & Sons baby grand piano (Serial # M-235624).
But fine French clocks will most certainly dominate the day’s offerings. These will include a 19th century French dore and patinated bronze clock on a Thassos marble base; a superbly crafted 19th century French dore bronze and verde carrara marble clock, marked and sold by Theodore B. Starr; and an oversized 19th century French champlevé and dore bronze crystal regulator clock with mercury pendulum.
One clock certain to get paddles wagging is a very fine 19th century dore' bronze and white marble three-piece figural clock set, the porcelain clock face maker marked "Hry. Marc, a Paris" and surmounted by a knight on horseback, all resting on an ebonized base with sterling silver medallion inscribed "Presented to Lieut. Colonel H. W. Newman Commandant of the Royal South Gloucester Light Infantry Regiment Militia....after 47 years of service, June 1860", accompanied by two candelabra in the form of lidded urns supporting five-light candle holders.
Also offered will be an early 19th century French Morbier Comois wall clock with enameled decorated clock face and pendulum; a gorgeous 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze three-piece figural clock set, 31” tall and 19” wide; a late 19th century dore bronze mounted French marble clock; a late 19th century French bronze figural clock, signed “Auguste Moreau”; and a 19th century dore bronze French rococo clock attributed to Francois Linke.
Rounding out the category is a monumental 19th century French gilt bronze cartel clock, maker marked “Cronier” (Paris); a 19th century French silver and gold gilt metal clock, with clock works maker marked “Japy Freres”; and a late 19th century French clock with the dore bronze pendulum in the form of a finely chased cherub on a swing (15” tall and 10 ¾” wide).
Exceptional English clocks will include a late 18th century George III tall case clock with moon phase movement (97” tall, 25” wide, 9” deep); and a mid-19th century barometer and thermometer in a finely carved oak case with adjustable ivory settings (45” tall and 10” wide).
Also sold will be a carved mahogany figural tall case clock, after the original by R.J. Horner, with a Herschedes 9-tube moon phase movement (116” tall); and a rare 19th century Italian carved walnut figural clock attributed to Italian master carver Luigi Fruttini (27” tall).
Great Gatsby’s next big sale after this one will be a Winter Auction slated for Saturday, Dec. 3, also in the firm’s Atlanta showroom at 11 a.m. Already consigned is a nice offering of mid-century pieces, to include French Art Deco and Art Nouveau; a fine Victorian and American Renaissance Revival furniture; and a wonderful private collection of fine contemporary artwork.
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