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Cartel of carrosse in gilded bronze around 1775
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Ref : 94805
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 9.84 inch
Horology  - Cartel of carrosse in gilded bronze around 1775 18th century - Cartel of carrosse in gilded bronze around 1775 Transition - Cartel of carrosse in gilded bronze around 1775
Franck Baptiste Provence

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Cartel of carrosse in gilded bronze around 1775

Rare small cartel of carrosse in finely chased bronze and gilded with mercury.
Greek model, decorated with laurel falls and topped by a covered vase decorated with ram's head handles.

The enamelled dial with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes signed "Herbault à Paris "*.

The movement with cock from the Louis XV period signed "Furet à Paris".

Perfect state of conservation and operation.



Parisian work of the transition of the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods after the drawings of the ornemanist Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-1791)

Height : 25 cm

*Louis-François Herbault is a clockmaker received master in Paris in 1743.

Our opinion:

The movement of our small carriage cartel is prior to the realization of the bronze case that we present. It is the re-use of an old cock watch from the beginning of the reign of Louis XV. At that time the movements were extremely expensive, it was customary to reuse them once the watch was out of fashion.
Some watchmakers, rather specialized in watches, like Louis François Herbeault, marketed miniature travel clocks or small alarm clocks with reused movements.
This industry will last until the empire, with the negro clocks which will carry in great majority movements of watches dating from the old regime.
If the clocks are not rare, it is not the case of the cartels of coach.
Our copy is probably the result of a particular order.

Franck Baptiste Provence

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