A Louis XIV Style Tortoiseshell Clock and Barometer Set
A Rare and Exceptional Louis XIV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Tortoiseshell Clock and Barometer Set, in the manner of André-Charles Boulle. The model...
DimensionsHeight: 107 cm (43 in)
Width: 26 cm (11 in)
Depth: 16 cm (7 in)
A Rare and Exceptional Louis XIV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Tortoiseshell Clock and Barometer Set, in the manner of André-Charles Boulle.
The model for this fine set almost definitely comes from the atelier of André-Charles Boulle, and after the work of Jean Berain and Gilles–Marie Oppenordt. In 1775, five similar examples were documented. Of these, one is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection in London (Reference O224261), and another is in the musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris (Reference 05611-0000).
Each with a plaque bearing the signature 'Gaudron a Paris' | serial no. '1854' and the barometer further signed 'Cazartelli selon Teoricelli'.
Ottomeyer, Hans and Proschel, Peter (1986), Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol II, Munich; p.48, fig. 1.5.2. Also, p.49, Fig. 1.5.4 for a related barometer.