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Lot No. 407
Lot No. 407
Estimate  18,000 - 24,000 €
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Jean Prevost à Paris, Height 670 mm

, circa 1775

A high-quality, Louis XVI-style cartel clock - a so called "Cartel d'Alcove" with hour strike and hour repeater


Case: bronze, firegilt. Dial: enamel. Movm.: u-shaped brass full plate movement, 1 barrel, 2 hammers/ 2 bells, short pendulum.

The curved, open-work body of this ornamental wall clock is lined with green silk on the inside. The top part is decorated with goats’ heads and a garland of flowers. The round enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes is flanked by two large rocailles that meet at a central, female mascaron decorated with laurel leaves and end in a vase-shaped bracket with laurel leaves and acanthus cones.

Parisian clockmaker Jean Prevost (1727-1799) came from a clockmaking dynasty that went back as far as 1565. He is recorded as working Rue St. Honoré in 1747 and at Rue St. Germain l'Auxerrois by 1772.



Parisian watchmaker Jean Prevost (1727-1799) came from a dynasty of watchmakers starting in 1565. He is recorded as working in the rue St. Honoré in 1747 and in the Rue St. Germain l'Auxerrois by 1772.
#51132
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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