25 avril 2010

A Louis XV gilt and patinated bronze Pendule ‘À L'Éléphant'

A Louis XV gilt and patinated bronze Pendule ‘À L'Éléphant' with case by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (1719-91), the movement by Jean-Philippe Gosselin (maître 1717 d. 1766) and enamel dial by Antoine-Nicolas Martinière (1706-84). Signed on the base ‘S. GERMAIN', also signed on the white enamel dial ‘Gosselin à Paris' and on the backplate ‘Gosselin à Paris. No. 837', and furthermore signed and dated on the dial reverse ‘a. n. martiniere Pnaire du Roi Ca 14 Avril 1752'. Paris, 1752. Height : 50.00 cm - Price on... [Lire la suite]