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Lot 209 (Summer Fine Art Auction, 17th July 2019)

A French Empire ormolu mantel clock by Deniere and Matelin

A French Empire ormolu mantel clock by Deniere and Matelin, early 19th century, the 4 inch white enamel dial with Roman numerals and inscribed in italic script 'Deniere & Matelin, fab-td de bronzes a Paris' within a leaf cast bezel, the eight day movement with silk suspension and outside count wheel and stamped '178 C' contained within a rectangular classical case surmounted by Cupid with his quiver of arrows and cast to the front with cherubs feeding the flame of love above a leaf cast border and plain plinth and finely milled bun feet, 37cm high, 12cm deep18cm wide overall

Footnote

Deniere and Matelin (Jean-Francois Deniere (1774-1866) and Francois Thomas Matelin (1759-1815)) were French bronziers and suppliers to the French court before the Revolution, later finding favour under the Empire

Sold for £650


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