A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
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A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Sold:15,000USD

Lot Details

Description

A FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE PENDULE À CERCLE TOURNANT 'ALLÉGORIE DU TEMPS' BY RAOUL LARCHE, CAST BY SIOT-DECAUVILLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1905


signed RAOUL LARCHE and with Siot-Decauville foundry stamp

height 29 ¼ in.

74 cm

Condition Report

The bronze is overall good condition with original gilding, clean with some minor rubbing. The clock does not appear to be in working order and the movement is missing elements.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE." 

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

François-Raoul Larche (1860-1912), attended the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he studied under Jouffroy, Delaplanche, Falguière and Gérôme. He made his salon debut in 1884 exhibited there until his death. He received several public commissions, was awarded a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle and a Medal of Honour in 1910. Amongst Larche's most recognized works are his series of swirling sculptures of the inspirational American dancer Loïe Fuller, offered for sale as lamps at his gold medal-winning stand at the 1900 Paris Exposition. These, as with almost of all of Larche's bronzes - including sculptures, desk accessories, vide-poche, lamps and vases - were cast and edited by the Parisian foundry Siot-Decauville. The Siot trade catalogue of 1900 does not include this clock amongst the numerous other works by Larche, and it does not appear as one of the several pieces he exhibited at the 1900 Exposition. However, a later Siot trade catalogue from circa 1905 lists the clock available in three sizes, at a cost of 2700 to 7000 Francs. The triumphant depiction of Aurora with her sweeping cloak above the maelstrom of infants below can be compared to another clock by Larche, one of his public works, that was carved at the corner of rue de Bellechasse and rue de Grenelle, Paris, shortly before his accidental death by car in 1912. 

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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