Antique automaton clock, French in the Gothic style.

Antique automaton clock, French in the Gothic style.
Antique French Romantic period ormolu cased automaton fountain clock with gothic architectural tower and lion's head fountain spout. A troubador stands on the left hand side of the clock playing a lute. The base decorated with freize of Gothic arches and the feet are also decorated in the gothic style. 8 day silk suspension movement signed Alibert a Paris. . A separate movement powers the automaton waterfall. The front plate of the automaton movement is signed Cailly Ainee, a well known maker of clockwork movements for automatons. Ormolu is original and is mercury fire gilt on bronze. Height 12.25 inches (31cm ). The clock stands upon a separate giltwood and gesso base.

Stock Number: 4947

Price: £4,250

Availability: In Stock

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