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Mantel clock “peace and war” – ca. 1785

Mantel clock – Love triumphant War Louis XVI period, after a drawing by François Vion H. 13 in ; W. 10,3 in ; D. 5,9 in Original movement – with a complicated calendar. Exceptional bronze clock finely crafted and presented in its original mercury gilding. On the theme of War and Peace, or Love triumphant over war, sometimes still made in the eighteenth century as ‘pièce de bureau à l’Amour et à Mars’. Allegories are represented by two…

Very rare 18th century ebony and ivory octant

Very rare 18th century ebony and ivory octant Georges II – Louis XV period, ca. 1750 Radius : 17,8 in Octant ebony and ivory – Signed by the French dealer Decard Bordeaux, retaining the name of the manufacturer * GREGORY fecit * Henry Gregory, optician and manufacturer of measuring instruments in London between 1744 and 1782. Same octant is presented in the collections of the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia – that belonged to John Barry, founder…