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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 266

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND FAUX TORTOISESHELL CLOCK AND BRACKET

    CIRCA 1750, THE MOVEMENT BY DETHIER, PARIS, THE CASE BY BALTHAZAR LIEUTAUD

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND FAUX TORTOISESHELL CLOCK AND BRACKET
    CIRCA 1750, THE MOVEMENT BY DETHIER, PARIS, THE CASE BY BALTHAZAR LIEUTAUD
    With foliate and rockwork mounts throughout and the door with a winged dragon among foliage, the ormolu dial with individual enamel Roman and Arabic characters and with twin barrels movement with five ring and rear-pinned pillars, verge escapement and calibrated count wheel strike on bell, signed on the dial and the backplate DETHIER A PARIS, on a tapering similarly decorated bracket, the bracket stamped B.LIEUTAUD JME, the clock stamped B.LIEUTAUD, re-gilt
    clock 31 in. (79 cm.) high; 15 in. (39 cm.) wide


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    Lieutaud, son of the eboniste Charles Lieutaud, established his workshop on the Ile de la Cit, initially in the rue de la Pelleterie, and later rue d'Enfer, working regularly for the most celebrated clock-makers including Balthazard, Voisin, Lepaute and Robin. In addition to cartel clocks and regulators of the most pure rococo and neo-classical forms, he also produced items of furniture

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