Magnificent Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock, Henri Picard c. 1880(582 views)
A MAGNIFICENT FRENCH DORE BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, Stamped twice verso "ÂÂH. Picard"ÂÂ, movement by Miroy Freres, Paris c. 1880
Item # 511WJV17C
In every way a work of exquisite craftsmanship, this magnificent work of art is a complex and wonderful timepiece. The case and figures are cast by the important and highly regarded bronzier Henri Picard, active in Paris 1839 through around 1884. His firm supplied extensive furnishings to Emperor Napoleon III and an important pair of candelabra are held in the collection of the Musee du Louvre. His work is always characterized by the finest chasing and dore. The present example depicts putto resting among flowers in the field holding a garland of florals between them while flanking an oversized urn draped with acanthus overflowing with flowers and leaves over an angular Neoclassical case. Eight individual hand painted porcelain panels are set in the case, each an entirely unique work of art featuring flowers and pairs of cherubs surrounded by gilt highlights over a bright blue background. The movement is a beautiful example of precise craftsmanship, the works in excellent condition and fully operating; the back of the movement is stamped "ÂÂEtarliss Ement de Paris, Miroy Freres"ÂÂ and the rear pallet and anchor bars are both stamped "ÂÂ1524"ÂÂ. This masterpiece is a rare and fine acquisition for the serious collector of the best of French clocks. Supreme in every regard, this is a statement piece that absolutely defines whatever setting it becomes a part of.
Measurements: 7 1/4"ÂÂ D x 25 1/2"ÂÂ W x 18 3/8"ÂÂ H
Condition Report: Light discoloration to gilding. Clock originally had six feet - one foot since lost, the remaining foot retained with the clock though it sits and presents perfectly with four legs. Tiny chip inside glass at edge of dial bezel. Dial with some discoloration. Replaced pendulum. Back door glass replaced with custom plexiglass, the door remaining ajar a few millimeters. Clock runs beautifully.
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Artist or Maker: Henri Picard
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