A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND SÈVRES BLUE PORCELAIN STRIKING 'PENDULE À CERCLES TOURNANTS'
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND SÈVRES BLUE PORCELAIN STRIKING 'PENDULE À CERCLES TOURNANTS'
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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND SÈVRES BLUE PORCELAIN STRIKING 'PENDULE À CERCLES TOURNANTS'

CHARLES DUTERTRE, PARIS, CIRCA 1780, THE PIERCED COVER LATER

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND SÈVRES BLUE PORCELAIN STRIKING 'PENDULE À CERCLES TOURNANTS'
CHARLES DUTERTRE, PARIS, CIRCA 1780, THE PIERCED COVER LATER
With three putti holding aloft the vase shaped porcelain case on a columnar base and ebony veneered plinth, the white enamel annular dials with Roman hours and Arabic five minutes, the twin barrel movement with later platform lever escapement and count wheel strike on bell, signed Charles Dutertre AParis
19 in. (48.2 cm.) high; 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

Charles Dutertre (active 1758-1778), ma”tre horloger in 1758.

This superb clock, combining a beautifully modelled and chased gilt-bronze case and richly decorated Sèvres porcelain case, is an exquisite example of the luxury goods produced for the fashionable marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre. Daguerre took over the business of Simon-Philippe Poirier and had a monopoly on the plaques produced at Sèvres for use on furniture and bronzes d’ameublement. The design for this model of clock, one of a select group of clocks to incorporate Sèvres porcelain elements, derives
from a drawing dated 1770 by François Vion now at the Bibliothèque Doucet (VI E15 Res. Fol. 20/1) illustrated in H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschl et al, Vergoldete Bronzen, München 1987, Vol. I, plate 3.7.4, p. 179.

The son of an horloger, Dutertre supplied movements to Dominique Daguerre and employed cases by the fondeurs Saint-Germain, Gaulier, Portellette, Poisson and the Osmonds. Clocks with movements by Dutertre are recorded in the 18th Century in the collections of the Comte d’Artois, Prince Charles de Lorraine, the Marquise de Langeac and Grimod de la Reynière.

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