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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

CHARLES BERTRAND, PARIS, CIRCA 1780

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
charles bertrand, paris, circa 1780
The drum-shaped case with vine and grape mounts surmounted by the figure of Cupid rising from a nimbus towards a dreaming maiden, the breakfront base with stiff leaf and berry gallery and recessed panels with entwined leaf and ribbon mounts to the sides and a relief cast panel of cavorting amorini to the front, on toupie feet, the white enamel Roman dial signed Charles Bertrand Paris H.ger de L'Acadèmie des Sciences with gilt-metal pierced criss-cross hands and Arabic five minutes, the twin-barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell
14¾in. (47.5cm.) high

Lot Essay

An identical model to the present example is in château de Fontainebleu and illustrated in H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. II, p. 248, fig. 4.6.13.
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