Lot 202 (Summer Fine Art Auction, 17th July 2019)
A French Louis XVI period month going Sienna marble clock, after Francois Reymond (1747-1812), the drum case surmounted by an eagle and above a 6.5 inch white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and in a calendar ringed dial and marked 'Cie des Bronzes a Bruxelles', the month going movement with outside count wheel, striking on a bell, the clock flanked by bronze figures of L’Etude and la Philosophie, after models by Louis-Simon Boizot (French 1743-1809), also cast with a basket of flowers below the dial and a stiff leaf border raised on a Sienna marble base cast with ormolu swags and flowers and on six reeded and impressed bun feet, 52cm high, 16cm deep, 67cm wide
Footnote: Francois Reymond (1747-1812) executed bronze figures of study and the philosopher for the Merchant Mercier Daguerre from 1783 onwards, and designed a similar clock around 1785. A drawing of this model attributed to Francois Reymond is illustrated in H Ottomeyer, P Proschel et al, Vergoldete Bronzen Munick, 1986, volume 1, page 295, fig. 4.17.5. Several variants of this model exist with different bas reliefs adorning the base. See Christies Monaco 13th December 1997 Lot 140, Christie's sale of Hackwood Castle 20-22nd April 1998 Lot 77, Sotheby’s Paris 18th December 2001 Lot 294, Christie's New York Partridge 17th May 2006 Lot 27, Christie's London, Wildenstein Collection 14/15th December 2005 Lot 18.
Sold for £1,900
Some chips and nibbles to marble edges, movement not guaranteed, general light surface wear commensurate with age and daily use