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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 158

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL D'ALCOVE

    THE CASE BY JEAN JOSEPH DE SAINT-GERMAIN, CIRCA 1745; CASE, DIAL AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL D'ALCOVE
    THE CASE BY JEAN JOSEPH DE SAINT-GERMAIN, CIRCA 1745; CASE, DIAL AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED
    The pierced and foliate cast case stamped to one side S.GERMAIN., the dial with enamellers signature Foltier fecit à Geneve 1753 to the reverse, the single barrel movement with verge escapement, rack strike with pull repeat striking on two bells above; pendulum
    48 cm. high


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    Jean-Joseph de Saint Germain (1719-1791), maître fondeur-ciséleur-doreur in 1748.

    Cartel clocks of identical design are illustrated in:
    Tardy, La Pendule Française, Paris 1981, p. 304 and 305.
    H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol I, Munich 1986, p. 116, fig. 2.5.7.
    P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Framçaise, Paris 1997, p.95, fig. F.
    This model is probably one of the earliest designs by St. Germain, and has been supplied to various Parisien clockmakers such as Gosselin, Le Roy, Guillemin and Lenoir.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a gentleman
    (lots 104-164)