A Louis XVI Bracket Clock by Lesieur
A Louis XVI Bracket Clock by Lesieur

A Louis XVI Bracket Clock by Lesieur

c. 1785 France

Offered by Frank Partridge

£40,000 gbp
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On a rectangular painted base, set on four ormolu feet, with an ormolu mounted yellow porcelain case, with
white enamel dial signed by Lesieur a Paris. Above the case sits a stepped rectangular painted hood, with a
figure of a woman in ormolu, representing Amor, receiving a message of love from a carrier pigeon.
A very similar clock, with the same porcelain case, is illustrated in Encylopedie de La
Pendule Francaise by Pierre Kjellberg. The illustrated clock has the same yellow porcelain,
which is signed “Manufacture du duc d’Angoulême”. Illustration A. p. 341.
The Angouleme factory was started by the nephew of Louis XVI, being the oldest son of
the Compte d’Artois. The factory was in production from 1781–1793.
Height 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Width 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
Depth 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
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