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A gilt-bronze cartel clock and candelabra, Louis XVI, the movment signed Viger A Paris and numbered n.1364
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107
A gilt-bronze cartel clock and candelabra, Louis XVI, the movment signed Viger A Paris and numbered n.1364
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Details & Cataloguing

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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A gilt-bronze cartel clock and candelabra, Louis XVI, the movment signed Viger A Paris and numbered n.1364
the enameled dial topped by a musical trophy and a ribbon, the lower part with a Silenus mask and a vine leaves garland ; with two branches for light
Haut. 66 cm, larg. 32 cm; Height 26 in, width 12 2/3 in
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Provenance

Poulain and Le Fur, Paris, 9 December 2000, lot 189

Literature

Literature references:
- H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, t. I, Munich, 1986, p. 242, fig. 4.5.9
- J. F. B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection. Furniture, gilt bronze and mounted porcelain, carpets, t. II, New York, 1966, p. 363, n. 184

Catalogue Note

This cartel clock is the only one with light branches. A similar example of this cartel clock, and therefore without light branches and signed by the clock maker Joseph Buzot, was part of the collections of the Baroness of Becker, then those of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman until 1985. It is now housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (inv. 1985.313.2). This model was quite popular and was copied several times during the second half of the 19th century.

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris