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François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted carved Carrara marble and polychrome-painted enamel mantle clock, Paris, circa 1900
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
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François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted carved Carrara marble and polychrome-painted enamel mantle clock, Paris, circa 1900
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
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François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted carved Carrara marble and polychrome-painted enamel mantle clock, Paris, circa 1900
index n° 33, bleu turquin marble base, the figure inscribed 'D. Clodion'
Haut. 38,6 cm x larg. 59,5 cm x prof. 29,2 cm ; height 15 in., width 23 1/2  in., depth 11 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Originally part of Linke's personal collection, sold to the subsequent owner by Linke's grandson, Gaston Pierquet

A Private Collection, vol. 2, Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 202 (sold 15 600$)

Literature

C. Payne, François Linke, pp. 352-353 and pp. 384-387

D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe siècle, pp. 435-444

C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, pp. 39-40

P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, pp. 254

Catalogue Note

There is no indication in Linke's price list that a marble version of this clock was available. However, C. Payne (Linke, pp. 352-353) illustrates three other versions: one in terracotta as a maquette, as a base for modeling the finished bronze, a second illustration showing the bronze master pattern, slightly over size, the right leg and left arm detachable to aid the casting process. The final photograph is of the finished clock as described by Linke in his price list where it was offered for a retail prize of 1,200 francs. A further version in cast-iron, originally from Linke's own Archive, exists possibly as a workshop model to be rough handled by the marble sculptor.

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