Brown tortoiseshell and gilt bronze cartel and bracket with rocaille decoration
The enamel dial signed "Charles Le Roy A Paris
On the back, the movement signed "Chles Le Roy Paris
Bronze with a crowned C on the cartel and on its console
Work of the Louis XV period
On the back, an old engraving seems to indicate that a restoration would have taken place in 1929
56.5 cm H x 26 cm W x 13 cm D
22 cm H x 27 cm W x 14, 5 cm D
The "crowned C" mark can be found on some bronzes. It attests to a tax on metals in force between 1745 and 1749 intended to finance the wars of succession of Austria. Each bronze that left the workshop during this period had to be stamped.
Its presence makes it possible to date the work precisely.