Charpentier & Cie Bronziers

A Large and Important Napoléon III Gilt and Silvered-Bronze Sculptural Three-Piece Clock Garniture

Франция, около 1860 года

£85,000

A Large and Important Napoléon III Gilt and Silvered-Bronze Sculptural Three-Piece Clock Garniture, By Charpentier, Paris. Comprising a mantle clock...

Размеры

Height: 90 cm (36 in)
Ширина: 80 см (32 дюйма)
Depth: 32 cm (13 in)
Weight: 95 kg
REF NO : B77436

Описание

A Large and Important Napoléon III Gilt and Silvered-Bronze Sculptural Three-Piece Clock Garniture, By Charpentier, Paris.

Comprising a mantle clock and a pair of figural vases. The mantle clock modelled with two classically robed nymphs and a cupid holding aloft a clock dial surmounted by a mask representing the sun. The vases are modelled en suite with seated nymphs holding urns. The twin-barrel movement with strike on bell.

The clock dial signed ‘Charpentier et Cie. Bronziers, Paris, Rue Charlot 8’

France, Circa 1860.

This magnificent clock garniture is finely cast and detailed in bronze with contrasting gilt and silvered finish. The clock is modelled with a recumbent nymph holding a chalice beneath the dial which is encircled with motifs of the sun and the moon. The figures represent autumn and harvest, and are allegories of abundance and celebration.

The modelling of the figures is attributed to the famed sculptor and ornamentalist Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887). A comparison must be made with the silvered-bronze sculptural figures of kneeling nymphs, by Carrier-Belleuse, to the malachite fireplace in the dining room on the first floor of the hôtel de la Païva, Paris.

A fireplace at the hôtel de la Païva, Paris, with silvered-bronze figures by Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887).

The precious combination of gilt and silvered bronze and the impressive scale of this garniture makes it the most magnificent embodiment of the luxuriant tastes of the Second Empire.

The Mantle Clock:
Height : 90 cm | 35 inches
Width : 80 cm | 31 inches
Depth : 32 cm | 13 inches

The Vases:
Height: 52 cm | 20 inches
Width : 33 cm | 13 inches
Depth : 24 cm | 9 inches

 

Дата

Около 1860 года

Происхождение

Франция

Средний

Gilt and Silvered Bronze

Подпись

The clock dial signed ‘Charpentier et Cie. Bronziers, Paris, Rue Charlot 8’

Charpentier & Cie Bronziers

Charpentier & Cie Bronziers

Located at 8 rue Charlot in Paris in 1860, the company became known as Lemerle-Charpentier from 1870 to 1890. At the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1878, Lemerle-Charpentier bronziers exhibited garnitures, vases, torcheres, and a large and impressive clock by Piat.

 

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