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A Restauration two-tone ormolu mantel clock
circa 1830, commemorating the birth of the duc de Bordeaux
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT
311
A Restauration two-tone ormolu mantel clock
circa 1830, commemorating the birth of the duc de Bordeaux
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Restauration two-tone ormolu mantel clock
circa 1830, commemorating the birth of the duc de Bordeaux
the white enamelled dial inscribed à Paris, contained within a rectangular case with arched corners, mounted with tasselled drapery, flanked by tapered supports surmounted by Egyptian heads, the bow-fronted lower part with a group depicting the duchesse de Berry and her children, raised on toupie feet.
height 15 3/4 in.; width 11 3/4 in.
40 cm; 30 cm
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Catalogue Note

This clock derives from a drawing by the bronzier J.-A. Reich, and commemorates the birth of the duc de Bordeaux in 1830.  He was the son of Charles Ferdinand, Duc de Berry and Princess Caroline Ferdinande Louise (1798-1870).  The duc de Bordeaux, who was better known as Henri, Comte de Chambord, was born some seven months after his father was stabbed and mortally wounded in Paris.  He is portrayed being nursed by his mother, his sister Louise kneels at her mother's side.

An identical clock is illustrated, P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 429, fig. F.

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