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French Fine 18th ormolu cartel circa 1770
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Ref : 84968
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
Charles Rey à Paris
Provenance :
France-Paris
Medium :
Ormolu
Dimensions :
l. 16.93 inch X H. 26.57 inch
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French Fine 18th ormolu cartel circa 1770

Large wall lamp in finely chiseled and gilded bronze. Rococo model, with an asymmetrical acanthus-shaped structure embellished with branches of flowers, florets and sunflowers….
A sweetheart holding a sundial sits atop a mound. *
In the middle, an acanthus frieze in crest of roosters surrounds the enamelled dial with Roman numerals with finely perforated hands.
High quality carving with finely veined leaves that are vigorously turned.
Original mercury gilding with a shiny and matt double patina.
The dial and the movement plate signed: Charles Rey in Paris. *
Original movement, modified suspension.
Perfect working order, movement revised and cleaned by our watchmaker.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1770.

Dimensions: Height: 67.5 cm, Width: 43 cm

* The sundial represents time but also sculpture because stonework is always the work of a sculptor.
This is an attribute that is regularly encountered on bronze cartels because it perfectly symbolizes the collaboration of the watchmaker and the foundry-chaser.

* Charles Rey is a master watchmaker in Paris in 1770, he was a member of his corporation in 1779 and then a juror from 1787 to 1789.
He worked rue de Tournon from 1772 to 1806.
Our opinion :

The bronze case of our cartel is of high quality, with many details and a lot of finesse for the carving.
This edgy effect is reinforced by the original mercury gilding, with an alternation of burnished and shiny which helps to give much relief to our work.
The design, with an asymmetrical rocaille embellished with branches on the sides and the qualities of cast / chasing of our cartel refer us to the production of Jean Joseph de St Germain.
We find the same gilding, the same iconography and the same liveliness in the treatment of leaves, flowers or sunflowers on another wall mounted label stamped by the master that we also offer for sale.
This "floral asymmetric rococo" decor predates the transition style by a few years and represents the height of the Louis XV style.

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

CATALOGUE

Cartel clock Louis XV