• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 440

    A LOUIS PHILIPPE ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK FOR THE CHINESE MARKET

    BY LEROLLE, PARIS. CIRCA 1840-1850

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS PHILIPPE ORMOLU FIGURAL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
    BY LEROLLE, PARIS. CIRCA 1840-1850
    The case modelled with two courtisans in a fenced arbour with furniture and a birdcage on top of a cabinet centred by a small white enamel dial with Chinese numerals and steel hands, the eight-day twin barrel movement with Brocot-type suspension and strike on bell, the backplate stamped LEROLLE PARIS 211; pendulum
    34 cm. high


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    Regarded as one of the foremost bronziers of the period, the firm of Lerolle Frères was celebrated for their 'purity and originality of design' and their luxury decorations by 'first-class artists, while modelling, moulding, chiselling and finish rank among the bronze-masters of Paris' (Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition of 1878, p. 153).

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