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French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765
French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765 - Clocks Style Louis XV French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765 - French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765 - Louis XV Antiquités - French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
ST Germain
Medium :
Ormolu
Dimensions :
l. 18.9 inch X H. 33.07 inch
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French fine ormolu cartel by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Paris circa 1765

Big Cartel applies ormolu.
Model rococo decor of acanthus coils, ribbons and flowers: roses, sunflowers, lilies ....
Enamel dial with Roman numerals, finely pierced hands.
Original gilding double amatie shiny patina.
The box stamped bottom right: St Germain
The dial and the plate of the movement signed: Tifenne in Paris.
Perfected original movement .
Perfect condition. Revised and cleaned by our watchmaker.

Paris Louis XV period circa 1765.

Height: 84 cm Width: 48 cm

Jean Louis Tifenne received master watchmaker in Paris in 1750, emigrated to Santo Domingo in 1760, missing and officially declared dead in 1772.

John Joseph Saint Germain (1719-1791) received master foundry sand and clay masterpiece by July 15, 1748.
It is one of the largest bronze workers of the reign of Louis XV.
In 1765 he became sworn guild founders-engravers, hard defendant copyright, it proposes and makes vote the obligation for bronze workers to sign their works.
Indeed as he indicates in an advertising label his studio in the rue St Nicolas: he sells "all kinds of boetes and ormolu trim" and "made drawings and wax modelles"
He is the creator of many successful models such as the cartel to two Chinese, the clock to the rhinoceros, the elephant, the bull .... and therefore one of the most copied artists in his lifetime.
It will file numerous lawsuits, including his former apprentice Jean Goyer cabinetmaker who became a specialist in cartel boxes, forged bronzes models and cross himself!
In addition to numerous bronziers plagiarizing his work, so too are cabinet makers that anxious to save money, allow themselves to fuse themselves their own bronzes, which is in 18 th century completely prohibited by the laws of the realm.
St Germain Unfortunately for the obligation to mark the works will be applied very little, if only by a few major foundries, authors also successful models and victim as her breach of copyright.
The Caffieri family and Robert Osmond, for example, are attached to mark their works.
The majority of the other members preferring to remain anonymous or to be free from melting successful models of others, either for reasons of subcontracting to mercers responsible for resale in their shops.

Our opinion:

Imposing by its size, the quality of the carving and the freshness of its original gilding this cartel is fully representative of the most beautiful Louis XV style in force in Paris in 1750.

Featuring an asymmetric rock garden plant decoration abounding, the perfect balance of our model combined with a flawless manufacturing are evidence of the enormous talent for drawing and founder Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain.

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

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