A Very Rare Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Marble Desk Clock
A Very Rare Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Marble Desk Clock
A Very Rare Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Marble Desk Clock

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

A Very Rare Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Marble Desk Clock

c. 1890 France

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A Very Rare Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Marble Desk Clock by François Linke.

Linke index no. 86.

This charming and very rare table clock has a circular enamelled dial set within a gilt-bronze case modelled as a tambourine amidst foliate forms a mask and a fan. It is raised on an oval rouge marble base with beaded decoration and a gilt-bronze meandering vine frieze.

A Cliché from the Linke Archive illustrating this clock is illustrated by Christopher Payne in his
book ‘François Linke, (1855 - 1946), The Belle Époque of French Furniture’, p. 487, cliche no. 086. The clock can also be seen in a photograph of Linke’s Place Vendôme showroom circa 1903, (Payne p. 160).
Payne, Christopher, François Linke, (1855 - 1946), The Belle Époque of French Furniture, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge) 2003, p. 487, for a reproduction of Cliché no. 086 illustrating this clock.

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge), 2006, pp. 298 - 300.

Ledoux - Lebard, Denise, Les Ébénistes du XIXe Siècle, Editions de L'Amateur (Paris); 1984 pp. 439-43.

'Revue Artistique & Industrielle', (Paris), July-August 1900.

Coral Thomsen, D. (ed), The Paris Exhibition 1900, The Art Journal, 1901 p.341.
Dimensions
Height 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Width 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Stock Code
B71380
Medium
Gilt-Bronze
Signed/Inscribed
Signed ‘Linke’ to the gilt bronze fan.
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