19 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND JASPERWARE-MOUNTED CARTEL D'APPLIQUE
IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE GOUTHIÈRE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The bulb thermometer marked with the Réaumur scale, the enamel dial signed Robin
35½ in. (90 cm.) high
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The present cartel d'applique is based on a model attributed to the bronzier Pierre-Joseph-Désiré Gouthière (d. 1813), formerly at the Château de Saint-Cloud and now in the permanent collection at the Musée du Louvre (cat. nos 392 and 393).
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