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  LOT 365
Ornate and Elaborately Gold Ornamented German Bracket Clock - This mantle clock is housed in a hardwood cabinet with profuse gilt ornamentation. This gilt creates a magnificent contrast with the black varnish applied to the cabinet. The face of the clock as well as the two control indicators and decorative European scene are painted on porcelain disks. The movement of this clock includes a calendar with all the days marked on the clock face. The included 1978 dated appraisal lists this clock as being commissioned and manufactured circa 1690 with switchable repeat and strike functions. The appraisal letter goes on to state that it is likely this clock was originally commissioned/owned by German royalty. Includes winding keys and a key to the lock.
CONDITION: Fine overall, with age cracks visible in some of the cabinet joints, high edge wear to the gilt finish, clear glass, fading to the red fabric, and a small chip on the bottom right of the decorative panel. Mechanically untested.
Estimate: 2,500 - 5,000
 LOT 366
Framed Folk Art Garden Scene with Memoriam Inscription Dated 1788 - This framed scene shows a woman standing in the garden of an early American Estate. The woman is standing on the bank of a pond beneath a weeping willow tree. In front of her is a stone altar reading “In memory of/Mrs. Hannah Sargent who/died November 15th, 1788/AE.30”. The piece is housed in a simple gold frame. The frame and artwork measure 15 1/2 inches by 18 1/2 inches.
CONDITION: Very fine with some fading of the dyes and a few stains near the top. The frame is very fine as well with limited storage and handling marks.
Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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