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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1349

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK

    THE MOVEMENT BY HENRY VOISIN, CIRCA 1780

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    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
    THE MOVEMENT BY HENRY VOISIN, CIRCA 1780
    Modeled as Venus and Cupid, the enameled Roman dial signed henri Voisin, the two train movement with silk suspension, above a frieze cast with putti on a boar hunt
    14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide, 5 in. (13 cm.) deep


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    The movement is signed by the Rue Dauphine clock-maker Antoine Henry Voisin, elected maître in 1755, who was a member of the Paris jure from 1773 to 1807, and whose name has been recorded on other fine mantel clocks. A grey marble example of a clock with Venus and Cupid is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Francaise, Paris, 1997, p. 246, ill. C.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Seligmann & Cie., Paris, in 1957.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.