A fine French mid-19th century ormolu-mounted white marble mantel clock possibly by Beurdeley, the movement by Ferdinand Berthoud, Paris
Lot 201
A fine French mid-19th century ormolu-mounted white marble mantel clock possibly by Beurdeley, the movement by Ferdinand Berthoud, Paris
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,515) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine French mid-19th century ormolu-mounted white marble mantel clock
possibly by Beurdeley, the movement by Ferdinand Berthoud, Paris
the circular white enamel dial inscribed Ferdinand Berthoud/ A Paris, surmounted by two reclining putti, flanked to each side by floral swags and attributes of Love, on a shaped base with a further cloud-borne putti, above a scrolling foliate frieze and garlands of flowers, on toupie feet, the drum movement with a pinwheel escapement inscribed to the reverse Ferdinand Berthoud, 69cm wide, 25cm deep, 66cm high (27" wide, 9.5" deep, 25.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The same clock can be found in the Beurdeley sale in 1895, 6-9 May: Catalogue of Furniture and Works of Art made in the workshop and under the direction of M.A Beurdeley, under the lot number 46, described as follows: Pendule de style Louis XV (sic), en marbre blanc, avec groupes d'amours dans le goût de Boucher, tenant des guirlandes de fleurs en bronze ciselé et doré au mat. Le socle en marbre blanc est enrichi de rinceaux et de guirlandes en bronze doré Haut. 68 cent. Larg. 68 cent. It was bought by M. Martin Fuld for 1600 francs or.

    The model can also be found in the Catalogue des modèles pour bronzes d'art, meubles de style et de grande décoration provenant de la Maison A.Beurdeley in 1897, 19-22 October, under the lot number 50, described as follows:Pendule Louis XVI, enfants aux nuages.

    It relates to a model made circa 1780, illustrated in H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 251, no. 4.6.23.

    The same model of clock, by Emmanuel Alfred Beurdeley, executed with a red marble, sold Sotheby's New York, 28th November 2006, lot 272 ($ 108,000). Another with a white marble sold in these rooms, 6th July 2011, lot 187 (£42,000).
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