French Ormolu Clock and Barometer
French Ormolu Clock and Barometer
French Ormolu Clock and Barometer
French Ormolu Clock and Barometer
French Ormolu Clock and Barometer

HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)

French Ormolu Clock and Barometer

c. 1890 France

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A Cartel Clock and Barometer of the Belle Epoque Period
By Henri Vian of Paris

Constructed in finely cast, chased and gilt ormolu cases, the convex enamel circular dials of the clock, and also the barometer hand painted with floral swags, and signed by Henri Vian of Paris and the instrument maker, Baudet of Paris; the cases are informed by designs from the Louis XVI period, and of symmetrical serpentine shape, with urn finials, flanked by female caryatids, the pierced trellis work to the lower parts terminating in bold acanthus leaves; the clock having the eight day movement, the hands in gilt filigree work, striking the hours, marked in Arabic numerals, on a bell, and bearing the clockmaker’s name, Baudet; the barometer, of the aneroid type, having the gradations from ‘Très Sec’, through ‘Variable’ to ‘Tempete’.
French, Circa 1890.

Excellent, in working order
The oeuvre of Henri Vian are lighting, cases and furniture mounts, always of very fine quality. The company is recorded as a bronze foundry in Parisian trade directories between 1860 until 1940. He exhibited at the great exhibitions of 1878 and 1889, where he received a Gold Medal and was a juror at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. His premises were at 5 rue de Thorigny in Paris, nowadays the l’Ecole des Métiers d’Art.

Baudet is recorded as Paris based in Brian Loomes ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’, published 2006 by NAG Press.

Height 98.00 cm (38.58 inches)
Width 41.00 cm (16.14 inches)
Stock Code
ormolu, paint, gilt

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