date unspecified Louis XV period. Pendulum with gilt bronze chimes, violin-shaped, marked "St Germain", the enamelled dial marked "Gosselin in Paris", surmounted by a love astronomer and two musicians loves. The mechanism with stamp games is contained in the base decorated with scrolls foliated, 70 x 35 x 21 cm.
c1745 MANTEL CLOCK "AU LION RUGISSANT", Louis XV, the dial and movement signed J. BAPTISTE BAILLON (Jean Baptiste Baillon, maître 1727) and numbered 3872, Paris ca. 1745. Bronze, gilt and patinated. Roaring lion bearing the browned case on his back. On an opulently decorated cartouche base. Fine enamel dial with minutes in Arabic numerals and hours in Roman numerals. Movement with verge escapement, striking the 1/2-hour on bell. 33x15x46 cm. Sold for CHF 24 000 (hammer price)