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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 357

    A LOUIS XVI TWO-TONE ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK

    BY LEPINE, PLACE DES VICTOIRE NO. 12, CIRCA 1780

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    A LOUIS XVI TWO-TONE ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
    BY LEPINE, PLACE DES VICTOIRE NO. 12, CIRCA 1780
    Surmounted by a seated figure of Justice holding a caduceus, the white marble stepped-plinth with two winged putti, flanked to the right side by a flaming athénienne and Mars' hammer and anvil, the circular glazed white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic chapters signed 'Lepine place des Victoires No. 12' with outer concentric calendar ring and inner concentric ring for the days of the week and their deity with blued steel double-ended heart shaped hand, the twin barrel movement with silk suspended pendulum and countwheel strike on a bell, the backplate signed Lepine Hger AParis No 4357, the feet either moved or associated
    22 in. (56 cm.) high; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) wide


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    Jean-Antoine Lépine, maître-horloger in 1762.

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    Provenance

    The collection of Léopold Levy, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 18-19 June 1917, lot 147.