A superb Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted Griotte Rouge and Fleur de Pêcher marble urn form rotary clock on pedestal <BR />fourth quarter 19th century
Lot 4133
A superb Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marble rotary clock on pedestal
the clock after models by Jean-Baptiste Lepaute and Simon Boizot
fourth quarter 19th century
Sold for US$ 42,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A superb Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marble rotary clock on pedestal
the clock after models by Jean-Baptiste Lepaute and Simon Boizot
fourth quarter 19th century
Of urn form, flanked by serpent handles, the time indicated by a standing enfant guerrier, the square plinth base inset with relief panels depicting putti in various pursuits, the twin train movement striking on a bell, the pedestal of square tapered form headed by rams heads.
height of clock 33 1/2in (85cm); height of pedestal 54in (137cm); width 13 1/2in (34.5cm)

Footnotes

  • The original of 1775-90 was created by clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Lepaute (1727-1802), modeled by Louis Simon Boizot (1743-1809), and possibly cast by founder Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843). An example is now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and displayed in the Tessé Room of the French Decorative Arts gallery.

    The present clock and pedestal recall the work of Henry Dasson (1825-1896), in the vigorous yet graceful modeling of the figures, as well as the use of fine, richly colored marble with the gilt bronze mounts.
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