French Three-Piece Candelabra and Mantel Clock
French Three-Piece Candelabra and Mantel Clock
French Three-Piece Candelabra and Mantel Clock

Attributed to HENRY DASSON (1825-1896)

French Three-Piece Candelabra and Mantel Clock

c. 1880 France

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A Fine Garniture de Cheminée Firmly Attributed to Henry Dasson

Constructed in both dark patinated bronze and gilt bronze, with Rouge Griotte marble; the clock case having a stepped platform base decorated with trefoil hearts and entrelacs, upon which a ribband dressed fluted column supports the drum case, with a white enamel painted dial, with Roman and Arabic hour and minute markers and an inner date indicator, signed by the clock maker Ferdinand Berthoud; the twin train eight day movement having a Brocot type escapement, striking the hours on a bell; flanked by a dark patinated figure of a draped Cupid and doves; a pair of standing putti candelabra, each holding six flowering lily of the valley candle fittings stand atop draped marble columns.
French, Circa 1880

Clock: : H: 22.5 in / 56 cm W: 22 in / 55 cm D: 10 in / 25 cm

Candelabra: H: 35.5 in / 90 cm Dia: 14 in / 36 cm
excellent, clock is in working order
The 18th century model, upon which our garniture is based, is to be seen on pp236 of Pierre Kjellberg's 'Encyclopedia of French Clocks', and was originally made in the 1770's by Le Paute.

An identical clock case, signed 'Henry Dasson 1881' recently passed through the art market.

Henry Dasson (1825-1896)

Established at 106 Rue Vielle du-Temple, Dasson was one of the most highly celebrated Parisien bronzier ébénistes. His work is renowned for the fine quality of the metalwork, utilising the designs of the ancien régime, and adapting them to conform to the needs of the times. He participated at the Expositions Universelle in 1878, receiving the laudatory critique of Louis Gonse, the Parisian arbiter of bon ton and quality, 'nouveau venu dans le carrière industrielle Henry Dasson, s'est rapidement créé par la perfection de ces oeuvres une très haute situation a laquelle nous applaudisons chaleureusement', at which he exhibited a bureau in the Louis XVI manner decorated with Japanese panels; and 1889, he was awarded the 'Grand Prix Artistique, and examples of his work were purchased by the English Royal Family. Made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1883, he was elevated to an officier in 1889, following his success at the Paris Exposition of the same year.
Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Depth 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Stock Code
bronze and gilt bronze, marble

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