4 October 2001
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
The movement by Rouviere
With white enamel Arabic dial with star five minute and gilt dot five minute markers, signed 'Rouviere à PARIS', pendulum regulation at 60, with pierced gilt-metal criss-cross hands, with glazed hinged bezel in a drum case, with foliate apron, surmounted by Jupiter's eagle, flanked on each side by a flaming urn-capped rectangular spreading column, with paw feet and sunflower mounts, on a rectangular panelled plinth with foliate and beaded mounts, on turned toupie feet, the movement with circular plates and four back-pinned pillars, twin barrels with anchor escapement, with countwheel strike on bell, with two winders and Apollo mask pendulum
20¾ in. (52.5 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) deep
The Earls of Bessborough, Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, sold Sotheby's house sale, 5 October 1999, lot 77.
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Jean-Louis Rouviere is recorded in Paris between 1783-1806.
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