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Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740
Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740 - Horology Style Louis XV Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740 -
Ref : 98550
13 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France-Paris
Medium :
Ormolu
Dimensions :
H. 19.69 inch
Horology  - Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740 18th century - Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740
Franck Baptiste Paris

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Alcove Cartel Venus Enlightening the World, Paris circa 1740

Very beautiful alcove cartel in finely chiseled and gilded bronze.
Model decorated with a central rockery made up of cockscomb acanthus in an entourage of clouds.
At the top on a mound, Venus holds a flaming torch, while at the bottom, two cherubs symbolize day and night.

The enamel dial indicates the hours in Roman numerals and the minutes in Arabic numerals; it is attributable to Antoine Martinière, enameller to the king.
Original movement striking the hours and quarters by drawing on demand.

Inscription "Deribours à Paris" on an enamel plate in the center of the composition.

Beautiful state of conservation, perfect working order, revised by our watchmaker.

Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1740.

Dimensions:

Height: 50cm

Similar models:

Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris; movement of Pierre Le Roy
Carnavalet Museum; movement of Julien Le Roy
Pierre Kjellberg, "Encyclopedia of the French clock" page 100 figure D

Our opinion :

As its pull cord indicates, our little cartel was intended for an alcove and made it possible to know the time without having to get out of bed.
The design of the bronze case derives from a large cartel with a movement by Julien Le Roy melted by Lesueur in 1734 for the bedroom of King Louis XV.
This model was a great success among the Parisian nobility, a few models still from great watchmakers (Manuel, Fiacre Clément, Le Roy) have come down to us.
The inscription "Deribours Paris" of our cartel probably refers to a retailer who marketed luxury pieces.

Franck Baptiste Paris

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Cartel clock Louis XV