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Louis XVI clock by Verdier - Dirk Maeyaert Antiquaire

Louis XVI clock by Verdier

JEAN-JACQUES-BAPTISTE VERDIER

France, époque Louis XVI (1774-1792).
MATIÈRES : bronze ciselé et doré ; marbre blanc.
DIMENSIONS : H. 46 cm. (18 in.) ; L. 35.5 cm. (14 in.) ; Pr. 16 cm. (6 1⁄4 in.).
SIGNÉE SUR LE CADRAN: VERDIER A PARIS.

A Louis XVI clock decorated with two grooved pilasters, each one flanked with “corne d’abondance”, supporting an enamelled dial numbered in Roman and Arabic numeral, surmounted of a quiver, an arc, a torch and a laurel wreath. The all set rests on a white marble base in projection ornated with rosettes.

A clock presenting a similar case was reproduced by Gabriel Henriot in his book entitled: Bronzes et bois sculptés des collections privées (fig.1).

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