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448

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze and rouge griotte marble table clock
Paris, circa 1895, index number 86
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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448

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze and rouge griotte marble table clock
Paris, circa 1895, index number 86
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze and rouge griotte marble table clock
Paris, circa 1895, index number 86
siged F. Linke to the reverse of the fan.
height 4 3/4 in.; width 5 3/4 in.
12 cm; 14.5 cm
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Literature

Payne, C., François Linke 1855-1946: The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, 2003, models illustrated pp. 160, 182, 247 and the black and white cliché on p. 487.

 

Catalogue Note

Considering the two digit number in Linke registre the present table clock is an early model in the master large registre said to be as high as 2500 creations. Interrestingly index number 89 molded with a masque de bal can be found on a double bed sold in these rooms, a private Collection, Vol I, October 26, 2006, lot 41. Christopher Payne comments on this decorative originality as follow: "Although a familiar device in the fine arts, it is comparatively rare to find a masque de bal on furniture, and very rare in a gilt-bronze sculpture, such as on the footboard of this bed. A possible inspiration for the incorporation of a mask in this innovative design by Léon Messagé is the chandelier by the sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet, which sold at Sotheby's, Paris, November 9, 2005, lot 148."

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