French Gilt Bronze and Blue and White Jasperware Clock and Barometer
French Gilt Bronze and Blue and White Jasperware Clock and Barometer
French Gilt Bronze and Blue and White Jasperware Clock and Barometer

French Gilt Bronze and Blue and White Jasperware Clock and Barometer

c. 1875 France

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A Fine Quality Clock & Barometer Set by Carcany & Robin, after models on exhibition in the Louvre Museum, Paris

In the Louis XVI manner, of banjo form, the cases being in crisply cast bronze, with ormolu gilding, with Wedgwood type jasperware plaques having designs by John Flaxman within neo-classical frames dressed with addorsed gryphons; the putti capped columns representative of zephyrs above the stiff leaf framed circular dials house Reamur mercury thermometers; the surmounts being laurel wreaths, and the lower parts having a triangular pendant of foliate form with inverted pineapples: draped swags adorn the cases; the barometer of aneroid type, with the climate gradations betwixt 'Very Dry' and 'Tempest'; the dial signed 'Carcany' above a fleur-de lys: the clock having an eight day striking Marti movement, with a lever platform escapement, signed 'Robin', the hours and minutes delineated in Arabic numerals, enamelled on a porcelain face.
Excellent; in working condition.
Originals from the eighteenth century are to be seen in the Louvre, and the Museé Nissim de Camonda, near the Parc Monceau, Paris.
This model has appeared in the art market previously, stamped 'HV' for Henry Vian ( 1860-1905) of Rue de Thorigny, Marias area, Paris, the premises established by his grandfather, Boris Vian a bronzier et fondeur to the ancien regime.
Dimensions
Height 89.00 cm (35.04 inches)
Width 25.50 cm (10.04 inches)
Depth 10.50 cm (4.13 inches)
Stock Code
7353
Medium
Gilt Bronze, Jasperware
Signed/Inscribed
Signed
Butchoff

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