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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
THE MOVEMENT BY HENRY VOISIN, CIRCA 1780
Modeled as Venus and Cupid, the enameled Roman dial signed henri Voisin, the two train movement with silk suspension, above a frieze cast with putti on a boar hunt
14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide, 5 in. (13 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Seligmann & Cie., Paris, in 1957.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.

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The movement is signed by the Rue Dauphine clock-maker Antoine Henry Voisin, elected maître in 1755, who was a member of the Paris jure from 1773 to 1807, and whose name has been recorded on other fine mantel clocks. A grey marble example of a clock with Venus and Cupid is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Francaise, Paris, 1997, p. 246, ill. C.

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