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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE-MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE-MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

The circular enamel dial signed Robin À Paris with arabic chapters and a calendar ring within a scroll, the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell and anchor escapement, the foliate and ribbon-cast case on a white marble plinth and bun feet, lacking pendulum, calendar hand removed
17½in. (44.5cm.) high, 12in. (30.5cm.) wide

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Robert Robin (1742-1799), horloger du roy, supplied a number of clocks to the Menu Plaisirs in the 1780's, including a grande horloge for 5000 livres in 1784 and a clock with hunting attributes for the chambre du roi for 6957 livres in 1788 (see Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, 1971, p. 562). A closely related clock, the dial signed Chatenay, was sold Christie's Monaco, 4 December 1988, lot 138.

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