Property of various owners
A Napoleon III gilt bronze and onyx figural three-piece clock garniture
figural group after model Claude Michel Clodion (French, 1738-1814) and cast by Barbier foundry
plinth and candelabra by Henri Picard, Paris
third quarter 19th century
Modeled as two dancing bacchantes, one holding a tambourine, the other with pipes at her feet and attended by a child satyr, incised Clodion 1762, stamped 1986, underside incised Barbier, stamped MAR, raised on bowed plinth flanked by scrolls, Roman numeral dial, time and strike movement with pastille mark for Raingo Frères, Paris onyx underside inscribed 2204 (4) Picard, bronze impressed H.PICARD, 2204, the en suite six light candelabra with two handled urn standard issuing leaf cast candlearms raised on similar plinth, impressed PICARD.Fls, 2145.
height of clock 31 1/2in (80cm); height of candelabra 31in (78.5cm)