7 July 2005
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS-INLAID, TORTOISESHELL AND POLYCHROME BOULLE MARQUETRY BRACKET CLOCK
By François Goyer, the movement by Augustin Fortin, Paris, mid 18th Century
The circular ormolu and enamel dial and twin-barrel movement signed 'FORTIN A PARIS', within a waisted case with glased side panels and boulle-panelled rear door, the rockwork and foliage-edged case surmounted by a waisted hood with a putto finial, the glazed door mounted with a maiden in a floral landscape, on C-scroll and rockwork-cast feet, the tapering bracket with espagnolette clasps and terminating in scrolling foliate base, indistinctly stamped 'JME' and 'GO...'
48 in. (122 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep
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François Goyer, maître in 1740.
Augustin Fortin, maître horloger in 1726.
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