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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 437

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU, ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    DENIERE, PARIS. THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU, ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    DENIERE, PARIS. THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The case in Louis XVI-style and decorated with garlands, acanthus and surmounted by an urn, the white enamel dial signed DENIERE/Ft DE BRONZES/A PARIS, pierced ormolu hands, on a moulded white marble plinth base, twin barrel eight-day movement with brocot type spring suspension and adjustable crutchpiece, striking on bell, the backplate stamped Jx DENIERE A PARIS 245 and JUVENAUX; pendulum
    58 cm. high


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    Circa 1849 Guillaume Denière took over the Parisian business established by his father Jean-Francois Deninger (called Denière) in 1804. As Manufacture de bronzes d'art et d'objets d'ameublement they produced a variety of high quality decorative bronzes.
    Under the Second Empire of Napoleon III (1852-1870), Denière supplied important commissions to the Mobilier de la Couronne (mainly clocks for the Tuileries), to Kisselef, the Russian Ambassador, and to Said Pasha, the viceroy of Egypt.
    Records shown that the firm was active until 1903.

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