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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted and Sèvres-pattern porcelain clock garniture
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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted and Sèvres-pattern porcelain clock garniture

BY HENRY PICARD, PARIS, CIRCA 1865

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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted and Sèvres-pattern porcelain clock garniture
By Henry Picard, Paris, Circa 1865
Comprising a timepiece and a pair of seven-light candelabra, the clock surmounted by a putto sitting on a dome-shaped cupola, flanked by four further putti, the front centred by a circular dial surrounded by columns, on a shaped base with seated angels, the base stamped to the rear H.PICARD and numbered 1511, the candelabra en suite
The timepiece : 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high;
The candelabra : 33½ in. (85 cm.) high (3)
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The fondeur and doreur, H. Picard, was based at 6, rue Jarente, Paris, from 1831 to 1839, then moved to and stayed at 10, rue de la Perle until 1864. The firm supplied services for work on the petits appartements of Emperor Napolon III at the Louvre, and was known for its fine quality production of pieces de table and garnitures de cheminées.
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