A Louis XVI ormolu and bronze sculptural quarter striking mantel clock with repeat
6,000 - 8,000 EUR
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- 42.5cm. high including base
11.5-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals bearing the signature LeRoy A Paris, fine foliate pierced and engraved gilt hands, flat bottomed movement with Brocot escapement and rare countwheel quarter striking and pull wind repeat on two bells, finely ormolu drum case surmounted by hunting trophies with an oak tree, flanked by two patinated cherubs, moulded break front base adorned with rosettes and a guirlande in front of a guilloche band, raised on turned feet, on break front ebonized base with applied ormolu scoped panels
A very similar version of this model is depicted in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Française, du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 233, image B.