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A FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

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A FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

OF LOUIS XV STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

Details
A FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK Of Louis XV style, 19th Century The restored white enamel Roman and Arabic dial signed 'NAS-CHARLES DU TERTRE', the single barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell, housed within a drum case, supported on rocks and a splayed column, flanked by a maiden in Turkish costume, one hand resting on the clock, the other holding a spray of lilies, and flanked by a palm tree, on a rockwork and a scrolling foliate base 14½ in. (36.5 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) wide; 9½ in. (24 cm.) deep
Provenance
The late Oscar Dusendschon, Geneva; Sotheby's London; 9 December 1960, lot 134 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. K-8).
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Lot Essay

This clock is derived from a well known Louis XV model which is depicted on the mantelpiece of the duc de Choiseuil's bedchamber in miniatures by Louis-Nicolas Van Blarenberghe (1716-94). Another clock of this model in the Elizabeth Parker Firestone collection, was sold Christie's, New York, 22-23 March 1991, lot 873. P. Kjellberg illustrates a closely related model with a bronzed figure in La Pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 117, ill. G.

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