Christie's Monaco, 21 June 1998, Lot 643 (sold for 176.826FF)
Jean-Antoine Lepine, received Master in 1762.
P.Kjellberg, La Pendule Franciase du Moyen Age au XXe siecle, Paris, 1997, p. 381, fig C.
This clock is based upon a design by Thomas Hope in his publication Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, plate 13. After his travels throughout the Middle East, Thomas Hope (1769-1831), returned to his residence on Duchess Street, in London in 1799, where his clock, probably manufactured in Paris, was amongst his collection of antiquities and antiques.
A very similar model by André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814) is illustrated by H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel, op. cit. p. 336 fig. 5.3.2. For another example see the catalogue of Exhibition, Egyptomania, L'Egypte dans l'art occidental 1730-1790, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 20th January-18th April 1994, p.193. Other examples are in the Royal Pavilion Brighton and at Buscot Park, Faringdon.
Related mantel clocks sold at auction include:
-Christie's, London, 17th June 1987, lot 103
-Christie's, Monaco, 13th December 1997, lot 139
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