Paddington Town Hall Sydney
30 April 2002
A LOUIS XVI BRONZE AND ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
Circa 1780, the movement signed 'Chles Dutertre Paris'
The circular glazed enamel dial with roman numerals with a guilloché bezel surmounted by a cockerel, a bust and a sculptor's chisel, with a bronze putto seated on books, studying a drawing, the plinth with central foliate clasp; a band of guilloché and acanthus bosses to each corner above the moulded feet
Charles Dutertre, maître in 1758. A clock of the same model is at the Château de Fontainebleau and further examples are illustrated in:- Les Plus Belles Pendules Françaises, Tardy, Volume II, p. 35 and - Die Französische Bronzeur by Elke Niehüser, Callwey, 1997, p. 209
30 cm (12 in.) wide; 30 cm (12 in.) high; 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) deep
Fermier Generale Jacques Delahante who was a member of the Comité des Caisses and president of the Comité des Tabacs during the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI
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