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A French 'Japonisme' gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel three-piece clock garniture late 19th century, attributed to L'Escalier de Cristal, probably designed by Édouard Lièvre
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PROPERTY FROM A PERSIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A French 'Japonisme' gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel three-piece clock garniture late 19th century, attributed to L'Escalier de Cristal, probably designed by Édouard Lièvre
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A French 'Japonisme' gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel three-piece clock garniture late 19th century, attributed to L'Escalier de Cristal, probably designed by Édouard Lièvre
comprising a clock and a pair of vases, the movement by Japy Frères
the tallest 66cm. high, 40cm. wide, 54cm. deep; 2ft. 2in., 1ft. 3¾in., 1ft. 9¼in.
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Provenance

Christie's New York, 24 April 2002, lot 79 ($38,240)

Literature

'Édouard Lièvre', Connaissance des Arts, N° 228, Paris 2004, S. 28 ff. p. 28-29

Catalogue Note

The French designer Édouard Lièvre (1828-1886) was responsible for some of the most successful pieces of Japanese style, or 'japonisante' furniture and decorative arts, and collaborated with other celebrated cabinet-makers such as Ferdinand Barbedienne and the Maison Sormani, as well as with Christofle.

A relatable set with painted glass, signed by Escalier de Cristal, sold Christie's East, 29 March 2000, lot 214 ($83,900).

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