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Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent.
Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent. - Clocks Style Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent. - Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent. -
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
Valette
Provenance :
Paris, France
Medium :
Chiseled and gilded bronze, enamel, brass, copper
Dimensions :
l. 14.17 inch X H. 29.53 inch X P. 5.51 inch
Clocks  - Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent. 18th century - Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent.  - Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent.
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Wall cartel in gilded bronze, model of OSMOND, Transition style, 18th cent.

French wall cartel in gilded bronze, called "cartel à ruban" (cartel with ribbon) or "à vases et anneaux" (with vases and rings), 18th century, model of Robert OSMOND.

The case has a rich neoclassical decor finely chiseled. Beautiful stylized acanthus leaves, surmounted by a female mask. A natural ribbon runs over the whole of the upper part, slipping into the rings of a smoking firepot. A garland of leaves and laurel seeds on the lower part ends in a "cul-de-lampe" formed by a large leafy seed.
The white enamelled dial signed VALETTE indicates the hours in Roman numerals and the minutes in Arabic numerals. Finely reeled copper needles.
Eighteenth movement signed "VALLETTE PARIS".

Transition Style. Eighteenth century.


Robert OSMOND (1711-1789), received as master in Paris in 1746, is one of the most important Parisians bronziers of the second half of the eighteenth century. He will collaborate with the most important Parisian watchmakers.

Three copies of this cartel are known, and the original drawing is reproduced in a book kept in the collections of the library of Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art ("Recueil de desseins. Modèles de pendules, années 1755-1780") :
- A first clock was delivered by the watchmaker Lépine in 1767 to the Palace of Versailles for Madame Victoire's room.
- A second copy will be delivered May 12, 1770 for the apartment of the Dauphin, future Louis XVI, Versailles. When he became king, he will place it in his interior cabinets. It is found in 1792 in "the cabinet passage to the small library" and Pierre Verlet identifies it in the collections of the Palais de l'Elysee.
Two other models of this cartel are preserved respectively at the Nissim Museum of Camondo, in the grand hall, as well as at the Nationalmuseum of Stockholm.



MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS :

• PARIS, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE : gilt bronze clock, porcelain, circa 1770-75, inv. OA11308.
• PARIS, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE : gilt bronze clock, movement by Denis-François Dubois, circa 1765-70, inv. OA11761.
• PARIS, MUSÉE JACQUEMART-ANDRÉ : gilded bronze clock surmounting a secretaire, with four figures of Cupid, movement by Charles Le Roy, end of the Louis XV period.
• PARIS, MUSÉE NISSIM DE CAMONDO : cchiseled and gilded bronze cartel called « cartel à ruban du grand modèle » « Modèle royal », circa 1770 .
• VERSAILLES, CHÂTEAUX DE VERSAILLES ET DE TRIANON : gilded bronze clock "à dessin d'architecture", model coming from the Dauphin Grand Cabinet, delivered for Madame Royale in Versailles in 1778, movement by Jean-Antoine Lépine, inv. GML9491.
• CHANTILLY, CHÂTEAU, MUSÉE CONDÉ : gilt bronze clock, vase framed by two lion heads, c. 1785.
• LOS ANGELES, J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM : gilded and patinated bronze clock, movement by Étienne and Pierre-Étienne Le Noir. Provenance : Louis-François-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu.
• ASCHAFFENBURG, SCHLOSS JOHANNISBURG : patinated bronze clock, partially signed, movement by Viger in Paris
• LONDRES, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, British Royal Collection : gilded bronze and patinated bronze, movement replaced by Vuilliamy in 1817.
• MARIEFRED (SUÈDE), GRIPSHOLMS SLOTT : gilded bronze clock with the allegory of the Study crowned by Genius, movement by Charles Le Roy.
• BADEN-BADEN, ZÄHRINGER MUSEUM : chiseled and gilded bronze clock with rotating dial.
• STOCKHOLM, NATIONALMUSEUM, chiseled and gilded bronze cartel called « cartel à ruban du grand modèle » « Modèle royal », circa 1770 .
• CLEAVELAND, THE CLEAVELAND MUSEUM OF ARTS : gilded bronze clock with vase pattern framed by two lion heads, movement by Robert Robin, c. 1785.


BIBLIOGRAPHY :

• PIERRE KJELLBERG – Encyclopédie de la pendule française – Les Éditions de l’Amateur – 2005
• TARDY – "La Pendule française, 1ère partie, des origines au Louis XV" – Paris, 1974.
• NADINE GASC, GÉRARD MABILLE – "Le Musée Nissim de Camondo" – Fondation Paribas/Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs/Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Paris, 1999.
• JEAN-DOMINIQUE AUGARDE – "Les Ouvriers du Temps, la Pendule à Paris de Louis XIV à Napoléon Ier" – Genève, 1996.
• P. VERLET – "Les Bronzes dorés français au XVIIIe siècle" – Paris, 1987.
• MARCEL GAY – "L’ANCAHA au musée Nissim de Camondo", in Bulletin de l’Association Nationale des Collectionneurs et Amateurs d’Horlogerie Ancienne et d’Art, automne-hiver 1999, n°86.
• GILLIAN WILSON, DAVID HARRIS COHEN, JEAN NEREE RONFORT, JEAN-DOMINIQUE AUGARDE, PETER FRIESS – "European Clocks in the J. Paul Getty Museum" – Los Angles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996.
• F. RUTTER – "The Edward Arnold Collection" – London, 1921. Pendule anciennement dans la collection Demidoff.
• OTTOMEYER AND PRÖSCHEL –" Vergoldete Bronzen" – Munchen, 1986.
• ROLAND DE L’ESPÉE – Die Osmond, ein Familienbetried und seine Produktion, in Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986.
• E.J. BRITTEN – Old Clocks and Watches & Their Makers – réed. Londres, 1988.

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Cartel clock