Lot 154
Tarault à Paris, An Empire Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock Figuring Mercury
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Tarault, Paris, circa 1820, patinated bronze figure of Mercury seated upon a rock with ormolu dial with Roman numeral hour markers signed "Tarault à Paris," the brass works unmarked, sarcophagus form base with ormolu musical trophy relief mount and palmette motif border, raised on scrolled acanthus and floral medallion feet. Includes pendulum and key.

27 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.

The Collection of the late Mr. William Hulbert, Chesapeake, Virginia

For a closely related example, see Lot 96: Sotheby's July 6th, 2011 Auction: Important Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Tapestries, Silver & Vertu.

Some areas of rubbing to gilt; cadaceus is slightly bent (behind hand); missing door to works. Please see Terms and Conditions of Sale: Clocks and Watches.

$2,000 - 4,000