240
240
Lucien Falize. A silver-gilt and gold mounted carved ivory gothic revival carriage clock, French, circa 1878
前往
240
Lucien Falize. A silver-gilt and gold mounted carved ivory gothic revival carriage clock, French, circa 1878
前往

拍品詳情

品味之擇:丹尼 • 卡茲精選收藏

|
倫敦

Lucien Falize. A silver-gilt and gold mounted carved ivory gothic revival carriage clock, French, circa 1878
silver-gilt dial, the centre pierced and chased with intertwined dragons, repeating gong striking movement with silvered plates, replaced lever platform escapement, going and striking trains tandem-wound by a single folding integral winder, signed on the backplate Hry Lioret, Bté S.G.D.G., 3 rue de Turbigo, Paris, the rectangular case of square section, the front carved with a scene depicting the Annunciation surround by the Latin text Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae, each side carbed with six roundels within gothic tracery and depicting the allegorical figures for the twelve months, each titled in Latin, the rear with a small door giving access to the movement above a scene of two women kneeling before an altar and inscribed Vigilate quia nefcitis diem neque horam, the top with a dragon handle and pierced dragon panel surroundd by tracery, the whole linked by silver-gilt straps with gold pins, the base with an elaborately carved Falize monogram, AFL and quaerens invenio, to the centre and a red lozenge surrounding AXF,
16.5cm., 6½in.
參閱狀況報告 參閱狀況報告

相關資料

Lucien Falize was born in Paris in 1837 the son of Alexis Falize who had arrived in Paris in 1833 and established himself as a jeweller and enameller. Lucien trained under his father and researched enamels, jewellery and works of art in the Louvre. Father and son became widely known for the very fine quality of their work with Lucien continuing the business when his father retired in 1876.

The influence of Lucien's study and interest in medieval works of art can clearly be seen in this present clock. Undoubtedly of exhibition quality and with the very finest attention to detail, it is almost certainly the clock exhibited in Paris at the Exposition Universelle in 1878 and described as the Angelus. At a later date similar examples were produced in silver.  Another gothic-inspired clock in gold, hardstones and enamel is now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

品味之擇:丹尼 • 卡茲精選收藏

|
倫敦