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A large French gilt-bronze mounted breche marble orbit clock, late 19th century, by Maison Millet
Estimate
20,00030,000
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170
A large French gilt-bronze mounted breche marble orbit clock, late 19th century, by Maison Millet
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Style : Mobilier, Objets d’art et Orfèvrerie

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A large French gilt-bronze mounted breche marble orbit clock, late 19th century, by Maison Millet
signed MILLET A PARIS on the base
Haut. 80 cm ; height 31 1/2  in
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Catalogue Note

Founded by Blaise Millet, 'monteur en bronze', Millet emerged in Paris Almanach in 1857. Théodore, Blaise's son, helped to give it a real boost from the 1890s. Presented as a fabric of 'bronzes and luxury furniture in old styles', Millet participates for the first time in a world exhibition in Paris in 1889: commentators rave about 'such a vase-shaped clock that seems to come from Versailles [and which] is a modern work' (see C. Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, Paris, 2010, 175). Our clock illustrates how Millet allows himself to reinterpret the Louis XV style to achieve a luxurious creation, to seduce his era.

Style : Mobilier, Objets d’art et Orfèvrerie

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Paris