New York, Park Avenue
21 May 1997
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
Circa 1775, signed OSMOND
With circular enamelled dial with calendar hand signed TAVERNIER A PARIS, the movement also signed, of vase form surmounted by a fruiting finial, on a later white marble base with turned feet
19in.(48cm.) high, 11in.(28cm.) wide
Sold Christie's New York, 26 April 1990, lot 9
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Jean-Pierre Tavernier, maître in 1746.
This clock was made by the bronzier Osmond based on a drawing in a book by an unknown 18th Century clockmaker. This drawing, no. 50, is annotated modèle d'Osmond et coutant une fois doré 300 livres.
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