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A fine French Louis XVI mantel clock 'Urania' by Gille L'Aîné, the case by Chevalier, circa 1760., ca 1760

A fine French Louis XVI mantel clock 'Urania' by Gille L'Aîné, the case by Chevalier, circa 1760.
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A fine French Louis XVI mantel clock 'Urania' by Gille L'Aîné, the case by Chevalier, circa 1760.
Price
€ 12.500 ($ )
Status
Available
Origin
France
Period
ca 1760
Signature
Gille L'Aîné A Paris Chevalier on case
Reference
3-32
Height
31.00 cm / 12 in
Width
29.50 cm / 12 in
Length
15.50 cm / 6 in

8-day movement with half hour striking, finely cast and chiseled ormolu case by Chevalier.

9.5-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals signed Gille L'Aîné A Paris, finely foliate pierced and engraved gilt hands, flat bottomed spring-driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum of 8-day duration, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, finely cast and chiseled ormolu case with garlands and rosettes surmounted by a sphere, flanked by a classical reading lady personifying Urania, moulded break front base with foliate reliefs raised on bun feet, signed at the back for the bronzier Chevalier.


Literature

Tardy page 256