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A gilt-bronze mounted white marble clock, Louis XVI, the dial signed Pochon/A PARIS and Coteau
Estimate
40,00060,000
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56
A gilt-bronze mounted white marble clock, Louis XVI, the dial signed Pochon/A PARIS and Coteau
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A gilt-bronze mounted white marble clock, Louis XVI, the dial signed Pochon/A PARIS and Coteau
the enameled dial surmounted by a gilt-bronze vase and supported by a lion, the stepped base with military trophies, berried garlands and a painted medallion depicting a maiden, on a rectangular marble base ending in toupie feet  
Haut. 44 cm., larg. 27,5 cm., prof. 15 cm. ; Height 17⅓in., width 10¾in., depth 6in.
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Literature

Related literature:
- J.-D. Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, Paris, 1996, p. 373, fig. 273
- J.-D. Augarde, « Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain », in L'Estampille L'Objet d'Art, décembre 1996, p. 77, fig. 21
- P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule française, Paris, 1997 pp. 278-279
- H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, Munich, vol. 1, 1986, p. 192, fig. 3.11.3
- Tardy, La pendule française, Paris, vol. 2, 1949, p. 235, ill. 2

Catalogue Note

According to Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, the model of the present clock with a lion figure can be likened to several drawings. The first is a drawing by François Vion and Pierre-Antoine Foullet which is preserved in the Jacques Doucet Library (ill in H. Ottomeyer, vol.1, p.193, fig 3.11.6). A second drawing, also kept in the Doucet library, comes from the Livre de desseins (number 58) and patented by François Violet. It is from this last drawing that our clock is designed.

This model was also used by the bronze caster, Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, who attained Master in 1735 and who is renowned for producing clocks with animal figures. A clock sold on the London art market (Ibid., P.192, Fig. 3.11.3) is almost identical to ours. Another similar piece was sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 27 and 28 June 1998, lot 298.

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