• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    A FRENCH ORMOLU CARTEL D'APPLIQUE

    AFTER THE MODEL BY JACQUES CAFFIERI, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU CARTEL D'APPLIQUE
    AFTER THE MODEL BY JACQUES CAFFIERI, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    CASE: surmounted by a sunburst behind a cloudbourne Cupid driving a chariot, above an undulating pierced foliate-panelled case DIAL: the white enamel dial signed 'Chioue Lainé/PARIS', pierced ormolu hands MOVEMENT: the associated movement with twin barrels and anchor escapement, countwheel strike on bell
    46 in. (117 cm.) high; 20½ in. (52 cm.) wide


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    For an illustrated example of the Caffieri model, executed circa 1745, see H. Ottomeyer et al. Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Munich, 1986, p.117

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