• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 7750

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU AND MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU AND MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The enamel dial signed Gallé/Rue Vivienne à Paris, surmounted by a harp-playing troubadour above an inscribed tablet, on a rectangular Grand Mix Campan marble plinth and paw feet
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) deep


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    Gallé is mentioned in Tardy's Dictionaire des horlogers Français as being active on Rue Vivienne in 1830. The signature probably refers to the bronzier Gérard Jean Gallé (1788-1846), the son of Claude Gallé (1759-1815) who was bronzier to the Garde-Meuble during the reign of Louis XVI and also during the Consulat and the Empire.

    Another example of this model, identical apart from pad feet, from the Collection Léon Leroy is illustrated in Tardy, La Pendule Français, vol. II. p. 234.

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