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    Sale 7569

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

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    A FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND ROUGE GRIOTTE FIGURAL CLOCK

    CAST BY F. BARBEDIENNE AFTER THE MODEL BY GERMAIN PILON, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND ROUGE GRIOTTE FIGURAL CLOCK
    CAST BY F. BARBEDIENNE AFTER THE MODEL BY GERMAIN PILON, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by the Three Graces, stamped to the base REDUCTION MECHANIQUE, atop a triform pedestal with Latin inscribed panel to two sides and a dial, inscribed F. BARBEDEINNE/PARIS, to the other, the angles with paw feet above a Greek-key frieze and stepped base
    39¼ in. (100 cm.) high


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    Illustrated in the 1886 catalogue of the Parisian bronze-founder F. Barbedienne, the caryatid nymphs are two-fifth reductions of Germain Pilon's celebrated 'Graces' executed for the monument of Henri II (d. 1566), which has been displayed at the Louvre since 1816.

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