5 July 2007
A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK
THE MOVEMENT BY JEAN-ANTOINE LEPINE, CIRCA 1770
The circular glazed and white-enamelled dial with Roman and Arabic chapters signed 'LEPINE H.GER DU ROY A PARIS' and twin-barrel movement within a tapering case cast with ribbon-bound fruiting laurel garlands and scrolling acanthus, surmounted by a twin-handled vase finial and terminating in a berried foliate boss
38 in. (97 cm.) high; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) wide
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Jean-Antoine Lepine (1720-1814), moved to Paris circa 1745 and was subsequently made Horloger du Roi by Louis XV.
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