154 Kensington Church Street London W8 4BN England
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$ 22,578

French Mantel Clock and Candelabra of Gilt Bronze and Blue ‘Sèvres’ Porcelain

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Ormolu, Porcelain, Sèvres
W. 9 in; H. 19 in; D. 6 in;
W. 22.86 cm; H. 48.26 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date circa 1870
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A Good French mantel clock garniture
By Charles Oudin, Paris

The garniture comprising a clock and two candelabras, constructed in gilt bronze and ‘Se`vres’ Bleu Celeste porcelain hand decorated in polychromes with giltwork highlights; the candelabra rising from toupie feet supporting square bases, cast with Vitruvian scrolls, with stiff leaf foliate bowls holding ovoid bodies incorporating elliptical cartouches with coastal scenes, having side handles and capped with knops, issuing five candle branches of ‘s’ form; the ormolu clock having conforming feet, with fluted columnar sides, housing a shaped porcelain panel, hand decorated, and over, a putto decorated circular clock dial with Roman numerals marking the hours, and the maker’s name, Oudin with a ‘Depose’ (registered) mark; the eight day silk suspension movement having an hour striking train, on a bell.

Clock: H 19 in 47 cm x W 9 in 22 cm x D 6 in 15 cm
Candelabra: H 19 in 48 cm x D 7 in 17 cm

Literature: Brian Loomes ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ published by NAG Press in 2006 lists Oudin at the Galerie Monpensier until 1880, and as a pupil of Breguet, and a maker of Ships clocks to the French Nation.
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number 8113
Incollect Reference Number 247097
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