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By Picard, Henri (French, fl. 1831-1864)
This three-piece clock set is an splendid example of Henri Picard's superb gilt bronze work, much of which was supplied to Emperor Napoleon III of France.
This superb three-piece clock set is crafted in the Napoleon III style from ormolu and porcelain in the style of the famed Sèvres manufactory. The set is comprised of a central mantel clock and a pair of flanking candelabra.
The mantel clock features a shaped ormolu plinth-form base raised on scrolling feet and inset to its front face with two turquoise ground porcelain plaques painted with gilt framed bouquets of vibrantly coloured flowers. The clock drum is offset to the right side of the case and contains a white enamel dial. The left side of the case hosts a large sculptural surmount of a classical figure seated on a low step, wearing flowing robes deftly formed from ormolu.
The pair of candelabra are similarly formed, each with a conforming base inset with a porcelain plaque, each with a putto-form stem, and each with a candelabrum head comprised of three light branches, two of which are ornately scrolled.
The dial is signed ‘Raingo Fres A Paris’ for Raingo Frères, while the ormolu is stamped ‘H. Picard’.
Clock: Height 27cm, width 36.5cm, depth 12cm
Candelabra: Height 33cm, width 20cm, depth 11.5cm
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