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Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie., Paris, circa 1880
Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie., Paris, circa 1880
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Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie., Paris, circa 1880

A FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED-BRONZE AND ROUGE GRIOTTE MARBLE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK

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Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie., Paris, circa 1880
A FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED-BRONZE AND ROUGE GRIOTTE MARBLE FIGURAL MANTEL CLOCK
The architectural case surmounted by a festooned urn, above a barrel-form clockcase, the enamel dial signed 'LEMERLE CHARPENTIER & CIE / Bronziers / Paris / 8, Rue Charlot', with twin-barrel movement, Brocot escapement and rack striking to bell, the movement stamped 'LEMERLE CHARPENTIER / FANT DE BRONZES / 342 / PARIS' and 'C.D. / 1259', flanked on each side by a garland-bearing putto
31 ½ in. (80 cm.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 15 April 2011, lot 287 ($25,000).
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Lot Essay

Charpentier & Cie was located at 8, Rue Charlot, Paris in 1860, and was later known as Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie circa 1870 to 1890. They exhibited mantel clocks, garnitures, torchères and vases at the Expositon universelle of 1878 in Paris as well as the impressive example of Piat's grande horloge. The present clock combines finely cast, patinated figures of putti with an architectural flower-draped clock case in a manner reminiscent of the clocks of the late 18th century, which were widely reprised and whimsically reinterpreted in the late 19th century.

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