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Mid-18th Century "Corne Verte" Cartel on its Console
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Ref : 17-133
17 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Louis Delamotte à Chartres
Provenance :
France
Medium :
"Corne verte" (green horn), Ormolu, enamel
Dimensions :
l. 14.57 inch X H. 40.16 inch X P. 7.87 inch
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Mid-18th Century "Corne Verte" Cartel on its Console

The case with green-backed horn veneer “Corne Verte” and ormolu bronze applied, signed DELAMOTTE A CHARTRES on the dial and De La Motte A Chartres on the backplate of the movement.
The case and the console with C-scrolls, flowers, leaves and rocaille bronze work, with a dove on top and another under the dial, suggesting that this clock may have been intended as an engagement present, as oral tradition has it.
A key to the side allows for the opening of the front door with access to the dial and pendulum.
Dial made of 13 pieces of enamel, with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the 5-minutes increments.
Finely cut, engraved and gilt brass hands.
Movement to be wound every week, with half-hourly strike on a bell hidden in the top of the case; the strike controlled by a countwheel; verge escapement and silk suspension.
Overall height including the base: 102cm (40"); Width 37cm (14 ½");
Depth 20cm (8")

Nicolas-Louis De La Motte, was established in Chartres during the Louis XV-period (circa 1750), he is then noted as having moved to Rouen in 1761 where he also manufactured watches. He then moved to London where he manufactured some remarkable bracket clocks, amongst other timepieces.

Delevery information :

All clocks are carefully selected and restored to the highest standards, and are supplied with a full guarantee of authenticity and working order, delivered and installed personally wherever possible.
Shipping and dellivery conditions on request.

Jacques Nève

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French Cartel clock Louis XV