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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE A LA FONTAINE'
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE A LA FONTAINE'

THE DIAL BY DUBUISSON SIGNED A PARIA, THE CASE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE, CIRCA 1800

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE A LA FONTAINE' THE DIAL BY DUBUISSON SIGNED A PARIA, THE CASE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE, CIRCA 1800 The borne case with classical females at a fountain, with Cupid to one side, spouting dolphins with entwined tails to the top, the plinth cast with swans and foliage, on bun feet, the white enamel dial signed à Paria, with blued steel Breguet hands, the reverse inscribed 1207 a Paris and 1207/Dub (for Dubuisson), the twin barrel movement with silk suspension for anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell, stamped 'F'; pendulum 23 in. (58.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Eric Pillon, Versailles, 22 November 1998 (illustrated on cover of catalogue).

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Lot Essay

A virtually identical example with the case signed Lefèvre is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française du Moyen Age à XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 391 pl. F, where the model is attributed to Claude Galle (1759-1815), one of the preeminent bronziers of the Empire period. Another example is illustrated in Tardy, French Clocks The World Over Part II, Paris, 1981, p. 292.
Lot 569 in this collection also has a Dubuisson dial signed 'Dub' to its reverse.

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