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FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Stevenard À Boulogne, A Champlevé Enamelled Carriage Clock

Auction Lot FS39/729

Stevenard à Boulogne, a champlevé enamelled carriage clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with push repeat of the last hour at will, the platform lever escapement having a plain steel balance with an engraved balance cock as is typical of this maker, the backplate stamped to the lower portion Stevenard, H Ger W cien a Boulogne, some letters missing to read Stevenard, Horloger Mecanicien a Boulogne, the white enamel dial having a repeat of the makers name, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the early multi-piece case fully engraved with floral decoration, with side panels of engraved brass and two-tone blue inset enamel, height 17cm (handle up) 14.5cm (handle down). * Biography Pierre-Louis Stevenard, born 1801, was not only a clockmaker but a fine maker of automata and moving dolls, often incorporating the most ingenious mechanisms set within clocks. He was considered a master of his craft in France at this time and had an unsurpassed reputation. Between 1833 and 1842 he produced three most important pieces, each incorporating a miniature musician. At the Paris Exposition of 1878, at the age of 77, he showed two automata, the Physician and the Singing Lesson for which he was awarded a bronze medal. The Singing Lesson is illustrated and discussed in . Pierre-Louis Stevenard died in 1883. Reference: Automata, Alfred Chapuis and Edmond Droz, Pub. BT Batsford Ltd, 1938.

Stevenard À Boulogne, A Champlevé Enamelled Carriage Clock (FS39/729) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Stevenard à Boulogne, a champlevé enamelled carriage clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with push repeat of the last hour at will, the platform lever escapement having a plain steel balance with an engraved balance cock as is typical of this maker, the backplate stamped to the lower portion Stevenard, H Ger W cien a Boulogne, some letters missing to read Stevenard, Horloger Mecanicien a Boulogne, the white enamel dial having a repeat of the makers name, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the early multi-piece case fully engraved with floral decoration, with side panels of engraved brass and two-tone blue inset enamel, height 17cm (handle up) 14.5cm (handle down). * Biography Pierre-Louis Stevenard, born 1801, was not only a clockmaker but a fine maker of automata and moving dolls, often incorporating the most ingenious mechanisms set within clocks. He was considered a master of his craft in France at this time and had an unsurpassed reputation. Between 1833 and 1842 he produced three most important pieces, each incorporating a miniature musician. At the Paris Exposition of 1878, at the age of 77, he showed two automata, the Physician and the Singing Lesson for which he was awarded a bronze medal. The Singing Lesson is illustrated and discussed in . Pierre-Louis Stevenard died in 1883. Reference: Automata, Alfred Chapuis and Edmond Droz, Pub. BT Batsford Ltd, 1938.

Price Realised

£480

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Carriage Clocks

Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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