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2065/19: Henri JACOT: a very fine French striking CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. Contained within its heavy cast brass “Corniche” case the 8-day movement retains its original silvered platform escapement and perfect enamel dial, and strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. Signed with the makers trademark on the backplate and numbered 16797. Fully guaranteed and highly recommended. About 7.5ins (19cms) high with the handle up. *This clocks is complete with its original numbered winding key and leather case; a quite rare feature these days as so often they are lost. c.1875

Carriage, clock, French, Jacot


2062/19: A well-known, impressive and beautifully modelled BRONZE SCULPTURE of Joan of Arc. Wearing a simple "peasant's" dress and barefoot, she is modelled standing demurely with her hands clasped before her, a fallen standard lying by her feet. Signed to the integral bronze base: E. Laurent. Good rich patina. 17.5ins (44.5cms) high including the base. *Born in Gray, France in 1832, Eugene LAURENT exhibited many times in the Paris Salon between 1861-1893. He was highly regarded for his elegant studies of various classical figures including his Joan of Arc which is beautifully observed and modelled. He died in 1898. c.1865

bronze, French, Girl, object


2056/19: A very high quality and attractive French ormolu MANTEL CLOCK. The case is typically French with its rococo styled finial; latticework sides and scrolled feet and is of the very finest ormolu (gilded bronze) which retains its fine original gilding. The eight-day timepiece movement is in perfect working order, whilst the gilded dial is also in mint order and the blued steel ‘Breguet’ hands are totally original. 12ins high;7ins wide; 4ins deep. (30.5x17.75x10cms) The weight for its size, and the fine quality of this clock is amazing! c.1865

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu


2043/19: A finely modelled and cast ormolu INKWELL, cover and blue-glass liner with a cast finial which depicts a child and swan. The body is modelled with various classical motifs, and it is supported on the backs of three putti seated on a rouge marble plinth. Almost certainly French and mid-19th century. 6.5ins (16.5 cms) high overall. c.1860

bronze, French, object, Ormolu


2034/19: An impressive and very good quality French "Four-Glass" MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The substantial cast brass case is of "Gorge" design, with large bevelled glass doors to front and back and a shaped plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, with visible escapement to the front of the two-piece enamel dial which is in perfect condition. Original bi-metallic pendulum which adjusts for pressure conditions. The movement is signed for Marti & Cie, of Paris. 14.5ins high; 8.5ins wide; 6.5ins deep (37 x 21.5 x 16.5cms) c.1865

clock, FourGlass, French, mantel


2015/19: An attractive mid-19th century French MANTLE CLOCK of small size and in perfect working order. The “marble” case is decorated with ormolu mounts and surmounted by an urn whilst supported on good ormolu feet. The movement is of eight-day duration, striking hours and half-hours on a bell, with silk suspension and outside countwheel, whilst the convex enamel dial is in fine condition as are the pair of original engraved, pierced and gilded hands. Signed to the dial: Leroy et Fils of Paris. 11.5ins high; 7.5ins wide; 4.5ins deep. (29 x 19 x 11.5cms) c.1840

clock, French, Leroy, mantel


2008/19: A pretty mid/late 19th century French CLOCK SET (or “Garniture de Cheminee”) comprising the pair of white marble and ormolu-mounted candelabra which flank the impressive matching clock. The side candelabra have a centre finial which turns over to reveal a third candle-holder, whilst the clock itself, also of white marble and ormolu embellished, is of eight-day duration, striking hours & half-hours on a bell. Good convex enamel dial and gilt ornate hands. In full working order and guaranteed for at least two years. The clock 16ins (40cms) high. c.1880

clock, French, garniture, Ormolu


2006/19: A late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK with an interesting provenance. The "Corniche" case features a military inscription dated 1889 and was sold by Maple & Co., with offices in Bombay and Poona ~ to supply British Officers with essential luxuries! The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating hours at will, with a separate alarm train and it retains its original platform lever escapement. Good enamel dial; original blued steel Breguet “moon” hands. Guaranteed at least two years. c.1890

Carriage, clock, French, Repeater


2003/19: Charles MALAPEAU (French, born 1827): an interesting OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a harbour scene in Calvados ~ the department of the Normandy region of North-West France, taking its name from a cluster of rocks on the Channel coast. The painting portrays a number of local figures going about their business with some typical tall French buildings behind and various boats at sea. Signed and dated (1881) lower left corner. 32 x 24ins including the ornate frame. *Charles Alexis Emmanuel Malapeau was born in 1827 and died in 1885. The reverse of this painting has an original label (perhaps written by the artist himself?) which describes the scene in French. c.1880

French, object, Oil, painting


1982/19: Theodore GECHTER: a charming mid-19th century French animalier BRONZE SCULPTURE of a Pack Horse. Finely modelled and particularly well cast, it is signed within the integral base: T. GECHTER. Good colour and patina. 6ins long. *Jean-Francoise "Theodore" GECHTER was a noteworthy French sculptor and one of the early proponents of the "Animalier" movement. He was born in Paris in 1795 and first exhibited in 1824. He died relatively young in 1844 aged 49 years. c.1835

bronze, French, horse, object


1969/19: An impressive and fine quality mid-19th century French Second Empire period MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The "portico" style case is of satin birch embellished with ormolu mounts and ormolu capitals to the four columns. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell via the outside countwheel, whilst the original bi-metallic "grid-iron" pendulum is of finely cast ormolu, as is the good gilded dial and dial surround. Signed Ghresbright of Brussels. 19.25ins high; 5.25ins deep. c.1860

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu


1953/19: An elegant and charming mid-19th century FRENCH MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of urn shape fashioned from Italian Carrera marble, with four ormolu finials and surmounted by an ormolu planetarium. To the sides are ormolu ram’s head handles and it is raised upon a similarly mounted black marble base with gilt feet. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, via the outside countwheel, and it is complete with its original decorative pendulum. The fine enamel dial is perfect as are the cast and engraved ormolu hands which are particularly fine. 17ins (43cms) high overall. c.1860

clock, French, mantle, marble


1859/18: HENRI FUGERE: an unusual and quite large cast BRONZE DISH by this famous French sculptor. Of the Art Nouveau period, it depicts a naked young woman reclining in a field whilst holding flowers in her left hand. The two handles show distinct influences of the Art Nouveau movement, and it is signed by the artist, lower right. 16.5ins (42cms) wide. *Henri Fugere (French 1872-1944) was a statuary artist, born in St. Mande, a city to the North of Paris. He studied in Paris with Barrias and Cavalier amongst others, and was influential in the Art Deco movement for 'chryselephantine' figures (usually a bronze body with ivory face, hands and feet) made famous by Chiparus, Preiss and others. c.1895

bronze, French, object, sculpture


1711/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a large and most impressive gilt BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Victory". Measuring 24ins (63cms) high overall she is depicted as a winged young woman, dancing with arms outstretched. She wears a stylised helmet and flowing dress and is mounted on an integral gilt bronze base. Good original gilding and fine patina. Signed: "Eug Marioton" and with stamp for the foundry: E. Colins et Cie, Paris. 24ins (63cms) high * Eugene MARIOTON (1854-1933) enjoyed a long and very successful career as a sculptor specialising in large impressive heroic figures. c.1890

bronze, French, Marioton, object


1703/18: An attractive mid-19th century cube TEA CADDY probably of French origin and in fine condition. The lid and all four sides are profusely inalid with scrollwork set within chequered multi-string inlaid borders, with ebony corner mouldings and a pretty cast brass 'axehead' handle to the lid. 5 x 4.75 x 4.75ins (12.8 x 12 x 12cms) c.1860

Caddy, French, object, tea


1696/18: A lovely set of SIX French solid silver TEASPOONS in excellent condition and in their original presentation case. The design is typically Continental, with their pointed bowls and all are in fine, almost unused condition. Each spoon is marked for the "Premier" quality (950); town mark not yet researched. *This pointed bowl design makes these ideal for use as grapefruit spoons! c.1870

French, object, Silver, spoon


1616/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of pretty oval form. The case is of high quality, with its four bowed and bevelled glass panels and with an oval glass panel to the top below the shaped cast brass handle. The 8-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. The enamel dial is perfect, and original as are the blued steel 'spade' hands. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. 7.5ins high (handle up); 4.5ins wide; 3.75ins deep. (19 x 11.5 x 9.5cms) c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, oval