29 - 30 November 2012
A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED TIMEPIECE CLOCK WITH ALARM
BY PIERRE ANTOINE FOULLET, CIRCA 1765
With orrery finial above a pair of mask-headed term figures surrounding a circular enameled Roman dial pierced and engraved gilt main hands, blued steel moon and arrow seconds hand and gilt alarm hand, decorated overall with Chinoserie landscape scenes, with single barrel movement; with pendulum and key, stamped P A FOULLET inside the backboard
28 in. (71 cm.) high
Comte and Comtesse André de Limur, Washington, D.C., acquired in the 1930's.
Comte and Comtesse Charles de Limur, San Francisco (by descent from the above, circa 1969).
By descent from the above to the present owners.
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Pierre Antoine Foullet, maître in 1765.
Please note this clock is stamped inside the backboard P A FOULLET for Pierre Antoine Foullet, maître in 1765.
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