A very fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and marble three piece clock garniture

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Lot 1663
A very fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and marble three piece clock garniture

Sold for US$ 35,000
Property from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,
sold to benefit future acquisitions
A very fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and marble three piece clock garniture
Ferdinand Gervais, Paris
late 19th century

The floral decorated enamel dial with Arabic numerals partially inscribed ...ND GE...VAIS/ PARIS, twin train movement striking on bell, back plate numbered 3594, 9, 10, suspending mask pendulum, within an arched case with beveled glass panels surmounted by Cupid's trophy and bracketed by cornucopia on conforming plinth and tapered feet, the en suite six light candelabra with quiver standard issuing candlearms centering flaming brazier with entwined serpent, raised on three cornucopia brackets issuing candlearm, all on circular plinth and tapered feet.
height of clock 28 1/4in (71.5cm); height overall 29 3/4in (79.5cm)

Footnotes

  • The candelabra are based on 18th century models by Gouthiere who often employed flower filled cornucopia, entwined serpents and urns en flambeaux in his designs.
A very fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and marble three piece clock garniture
A very fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and marble three piece clock garniture
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