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FS17: Three Day Fine Art Sale

L'Echopié Jne à Paris, A Bronze, Ormolu and Marble Mantel Clock

Auction Lot FS17/742

L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed L'Echopié Jne à Paris, with black Roman numerals and decorative brass hands, the three tier bronze case with raised relief to the front depicting children playing instruments within a field, with goats to the case sides and floral swags set below, standing on ormolu cloven supports, surmounted by a suckling baby with mother, possibly Apollo with the Goddess Leto, seated on a classical day bed with ormolu griffin supports to the four corners, standing on a further green marble base with ormolu mounts to the edges and turned feet, height: 45cm.

L'Echopié Jne à Paris, A Bronze, Ormolu and Marble Mantel Clock (FS17/742) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed L'Echopié Jne à Paris, with black Roman numerals and decorative brass hands, the three tier bronze case with raised relief to the front depicting children playing instruments within a field, with goats to the case sides and floral swags set below, standing on ormolu cloven supports, surmounted by a suckling baby with mother, possibly Apollo with the Goddess Leto, seated on a classical day bed with ormolu griffin supports to the four corners, standing on a further green marble base with ormolu mounts to the edges and turned feet, height: 45cm.

Notes

Adam L'Echopié was a good maker of clocks working in Paris in the late 18th century and was particularly known for his bronze and marble pieces, which his younger son, the maker of this clock, obviously continued. Adam L'Echopié actually had two sons, both of whom worked at Rue Neuve des Petits Champs from circa 1812, the same address from where the father is recorded working from 1772, they presumably continued his business and would've used the same casemaker. There is known a white marble and bronze clock entitled Femme Couronnée par un Amour, signed L'Echopié à Paris, that sold in 1913 for 8, 800 francs, presumably by the father, Adam.

A near-identical clock, although signed Bassot à Paris, is illustrated and described in the Encyclopedie de La Pendule Francaise, by Pierre Kjellberg.

Price Realised

£7,600

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Mantel Clocks

Fine Art Knowledge Base

Sale Information

FS17: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th January 2013
Wednesday, 30th January 2013
Thursday, 31st January 2013

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Thursday, 31st January 2013 as part of the Collectors' Items, Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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