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A gilt and lacquered bronze cartel clock, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749
Estimate
12,00018,000
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21
A gilt and lacquered bronze cartel clock, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A gilt and lacquered bronze cartel clock, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749
the case with  C-couronné poinçon, the movement signed Charles Balthazar à Paris (the dial replaced)
Haut. 57 cm, larg. 29 cm; Height 22 1/2  in; width 11 1/2  in
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Catalogue Note

This wall clock is one of the few known examples of aux chinois gilt-bronze cartel clocks. Unlike others, it is surmounted by a lacquered bronze Chinese figurine. A similar clock can be seen in the famous miniature watercolour showing Countess Ulla Tessin in her Chamber (Salon de la comtesse Ulla Tessin), executed by Olof Fridsberg (1728–1795).

Among the referenced gilt-bronze aux chinois models, one should mention: 

- one pictured in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 119, fig. 2.6.4,

- a second illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule française, Paris, 1997, pp. 106-107, fig. C,

- and a third in the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris (INV no. 8587).

The C-couronné mark was a tax stamp used in Paris between March 1745 and February 1749 on metal objects made of alloys containing copper.

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