Property of the Dalseme Family Trust, Southern California
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze figural mantel clock Charpentier & Cie late 19th century
Two standing maidens hold the urn-shaped clock case aloft, surmounted by Cupid, aiming with his bow, the movement stamped CHARPENTIER / FT DE BRONZES / A PARIS and numbered 470. height 32 1/2in (82.5cm)
Charpentier & Cie was located at 8, Rue Charlot, Paris in 1860, and was later known as Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie circa 1870 to 1890. They exhibited mantel clocks, garnitures, torchères and vases at the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris.
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