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A bronze and gilt-bronze verde antico mantel clock, the dial signed Lesieur
Empire, early 19th century
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A bronze and gilt-bronze verde antico mantel clock, the dial signed Lesieur
Empire, early 19th century
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Details & Cataloguing

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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A bronze and gilt-bronze verde antico mantel clock, the dial signed Lesieur
Empire, early 19th century
depicting Jason and the Golden Fleece, the gilt-bronze circular dial, cast with neo-classical figures applied to a tree stump, upon a cloak, with a dragon below, on a rectangular base, on paw feet
62cm. high, 40cm. wide, 20cm. deep; 2ft. ½in., 1ft. 3¾in., 8in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Paris, 24 June 2000, lot 232 (sold for 117.940FF)

Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
J. Ramon Colon de Carvajal, Catalogo de Relojes del Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 1987, p, 186, no. 166.
Pierre Kjellberg, La Pendule Française, Paris, 1997,p. 413, fig.c.

This clock is identical to a model signed by Lesieur now in the Musée de Malmaison (MM 40-47-470). There are other closely related models including one in the Spanish Royal Collection, see Carvajal, op. cit., p. 186. Three models signed by Choiselat, one by Feuchère and the third sold as lot 151, in these Rooms, 11th December 1981 was signed by Ledure, although with some minor differences in the design.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London