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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt turquoise-ground jewelled porcelain clock garniture

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The 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle
A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt turquoise-ground jewelled porcelain clock garniture

BY PANNIER-LAHOCHE, PARIS, CIRCA 1867

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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt turquoise-ground jewelled porcelain clock garniture By Pannier-Lahoche, Paris, Circa 1867 Comprising a timepiece and two vases; the timepiece surmounted by two putti holding a finial, each seated on a scroll handle with grotesque mask terminal, centred by a circular dial with two putti holding a medallion portrait, the twin-train movement inscribed S. MACIE & CIE/MEDAILLE DE BRONZE/549, on a gadrooned circular socle, on a square base, flanked to the front and back by a female mask, on four scroll feet; the vases en suite The timepiece: 19¼ in. (49 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

The design for the vases is illustrated in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition of 1867. It reads 'M. Pannier-Laroche, of the Palais Royal, whose many beautiful works are well known to English visitors to Paris, exhibits a large collection of charming objets of painted and decorated porcelain, as well as of crystal, many of which are mounted, chiefly in ormolu. They vie with the best productions of any country, and are painted with great skills by able artists; unquestionably, his "show" adds much to the reputation of France. We engrave (...) a Vase, the body of which exhibits some excellent painting of figure-subjetcs. (...) M. Pannier-Lahoche is a true artist, and personally superintends the works that emanate from his establishment'.

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