Lot 359 , A 19th century Empire style ormolu desk timepiece, height 7in. width 7.75in.
A 19th century Empire style ormolu desk timepiece, modelled as a putto in a chariot pulled by a lamb, the enamelled Arabic dial signed Le Roy, fitted with an English watch movement, height 7in. width 7.75in.
The ormolu figures and base have residue from where they have been polished, the white enamelled dial has some feint hairlines from the 7 - 11 o'clock position, the movement however has been replaced with an English watch movement, the winding mechanism approached from the back of the case which means there is a blind winding hole to the front, one of the metal screws holding one of the feet in has been replaced, one of the nuts is a more modern replacement holding the figure of a sheep or goat in position, otherwise in reasonable condition.
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Sold for £750