18 March 2005
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK
MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOVEMENT SIGNED OLIN À PARIS
The circular enamel dial dial signed Olin à Paris, with Roman and Arabic chapters with eight day twin barrel movement with rectangular plates with canted angles, now anchor escapement and later regulation bar countwheel strike and later trip repeat (lever by IX) on later bell, within a cartouche shaped case surmounted by a gentleman and a lady playing music under a tree, with floral vines, the base with a pierced scrolling foliate pendant, lacking glazing to bezel, the ormolu lacking small decorative elements indicated by plugged holes
44 in. (112 cm.) high, 19 in. (48 cm.) wide
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Jacques-Charles Olin, recorded in Paris circa 1776.
A clock of virtually identical model is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule Français du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 102, fig. A and also illustrated on the cover.
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