Then by descent
- H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 754, fig. 1.11.3
- Tardy, La Pendule Française, 1st part, Paris, 1974, p. 128 (probably our lot)
This beautiful cartel clock is inspired by an engraving by Gilles-Marie Oppenordt, dated 1715, in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York. We find the same bracket and the same shaping to the case. Oppenordt's projects were often too complicated for a bronze worker to realize and they were simplified, which could have applied to the design of our model. However, the rooster motifs are more reminiscent of André-Charles Boulle's work who used it on other models including a longcase clock illustrated in one of his engraved prints from his portfolio published by Mariette. Hans Ottomeyer, op. cit., attributes the model of our cartel to André-Charles Boulle.
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