A French Bronze Doré Mantel Clock * SOLD
Last 3rd of the 19th Century, signed by Robelin & Fils Ferres a Paris
This magnificent Mantel Clock in the Louis XV style, after a model by Jean-Joseph Saint-Germain (1719−1791; Pendule de Cheminée “Rocaille”) and also a very similar one by Robert Osmonds (c.1720 – 1789), is richly decorated with sweeping scrolls.
The drum shaped case is surmounted by acanthus leaves and decorated with fine floral garlands and on a serpentine rocaille base merging into a rock-work and grass body. The dial is relief cast and inset with an enamel plaque and fine chiseled golden hands.
The movement is signed by Robelin & Fils Ferres a Paris and strikes the half and full hour.
One key, one pendulum. A clock from Robelin is in the Royal Collection Trust London.
Kjellberg, Pierre: Encyclopédie de la pendule française, éd. de l’Amateur, Paris, 1997; Verlet, Pierre: Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, éd. Picard, Paris, 1999; Ottomeyer, Hans/Pröschel, Peter: Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol.I, éd. Klinkhardt/Biermann, Munich, 1986
French Bronze Doré Mantel Clock Dimensions H: 67 cm W: 55 cm D: 24 cm