A Chinese semi-precious stone embellished gilt-bronze wall clock, Canton workshop and George Prior of London for the Chinese market, Qianlong

H.: 21,5 cm (the clock)
L.: 3,5 cm (the key)

The dial signed George Prior. He was active from 1765 until 1812, working from his English workshop located at 31 Prescot Street, Goodman's Fields, London. A clock and watch maker, he specialised in clocks and watches for the Turkish market.

Ref.:
- Christie's, Paris, June 22, 2016, lot 306, for a related example. (link)
- Christie's, London, Nov. 10, 2015, lot 75, for a related example. (link)
- Sotheby's, London, July 12, 2006, lot 463, for a related example. (link)

Estimate: € 25000 - € 50000