A gilt bronze, gilt brass and engraved clock,... - Lot 23 - Osenat

Lot 23
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A gilt bronze, gilt brass and engraved clock,... - Lot 23 - Osenat
A gilt bronze, gilt brass and engraved clock, perhaps also silvered and engraved, the front containing the dial with Roman and Arabic numerals in a frame of foliage and flowers, shells and tritons, The fluted pilasters supporting a removable dome surmounted by a figure of a child (associated) containing the bell whose ringing escapes through an openwork rosette, the movement rings the hours and half hours, on a wooden base stamped Vandenesse made at the end of the nineteenth century, (small restorations and missing). The dial signed by Isaac Thuret in Paris, clockmaker received master before 1662. Louis XIV period, around 1680. H : 43 cm, W : 23,5 cm, D : 16,5 cm (without the base). Isaac Thuret, born in Senlis in 1630 and died in Paris in 1706, is considered as one of the main clockmakers of the 17th century. Appointed ordinary watchmaker to the king before 1663 and then watchmaker to the Academy of Sciences before 1672, he was housed in the Louvre galleries from 1686. Germain Brice mentions him in his guide to Paris, while Leibnitz calls him "the famous clockmaker Thuret". An almost identical clock is now kept in the Paul Dupuy Museum in Toulouse.
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