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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU TIMEPIECE CARTEL CLOCK
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU TIMEPIECE CARTEL CLOCK

MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOVEMENT REPLACED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU TIMEPIECE CARTEL CLOCK
MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOVEMENT REPLACED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Case: the naturalistic case with figural finial, cherubs flanking the enamel signature plaque 'ESTIENNE LE NOIR / A PARIS', dial: the enamel dial with blue painted Roman chapters, later hands, movement: the single barrel movement with platform lever escapement, numbered to the backplate '27241'
22 ½ in. (57 cm.) high; 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) wide; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) deep
Provenance
Almost certainly purchased from Durlacher Bros., 23A Old Bond St., 16 February 1892 (£120) by Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, Bt., Wootton Hall, Derbyshire, and by descent to
Lt. Col. Herbert James Hope-Edwardes, Netley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent to
Lady More (née Hope-Edwardes, formerly, Coldwell) at Netley Hall, and subsequently Linley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent.
Literature
T. Cox, Inventory of the contents of Netley Hall, Shropshire, 1917, p. 12 (study).

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Lot Essay

A Louis XV cartel clock of this model, and another close variant, both signed by the clockmaker Charles le Roy, are illlustrated in, P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule française : Du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 100, 101, figs. D & G.
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