A Louis XVI Ormolu and Biscuit Porcelaine Mantel Clock by Guydamour

A Louis XVI Ormolu and Biscuit Porcelaine Mantel Clock by Guydamour

c. 1795 Paris

Offered by Frank Partridge

£30,000 gbp
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The circular white enamel dial with black numerals, inscribed Guydamour à Paris, with striking movement contained within a round case; surmounted by a woman, her right hand raised clasping a goblet, her body being partially draped in fabric; the other arm reclining back onto the dial, whilst her leg, falling around the curve of the face rests lightly on one of a pair of Sèvres biscuit groups, each depicting Cupid astride a magnificent goat. The dial is raised on a biscuit tree trunk, decorated with vines, while the whole clock rests on a white marble base with rounded corners, centred by, and cornered by, ormolu friezes of putti at various pursuits and inset with copper roundels; the whole object being raised on ormolu toupée feet.

The models for these biscuit figures were not produced at Sèvres until 1794.

Edme-Philibert Guydamour (1752-1798):
He became a Master in1784 and it is known that Guydamour frequently collaborated
with François Rémond on many of his bronzes.
Dimensions
Height 35.00 cm (13.78 inches)
Width 42.00 cm (16.54 inches)
Depth 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
Ormolu and Biscuit Porcelaine Mantel Clock
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