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FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Delettrez A Paris, A Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock

Auction Lot FS41/884

Delettrez a Paris, a bronze and ormolu mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel and having Brocot regulation to the pendulum, the backplate stamped Delettrez, Paris, the round white enamel dial having black Roman numerals, blued steel hands and with a repeat of the signature below VI o'clock, the bronze case profusely decorated with ormolu mounts to the front and edges and standing on a richly decorated ormolu base, surmounted by a bronze figure probably depicting the 17th century French playwright, poet and actor, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin better known by his stage name, Molière, seated in a thoughtful pose whilst writing, height 53cm * Biography. Jean-Antoine Delettrez was a well-known Parisian clockmaker, working from 1851in partnership with Achille Brocot, son of the maker Louis-Gabriel, at rue Charlot 62 and with whom he continued the development of the Brocot form of pendulum adjustment for regulation of timekeeping first developed by Brocot père and for which they were awarded a medal at the Paris Exposition of 1855 Following the death of Achille Brocot in 1878, Delettrez continued alone and died in May 1887.

Delettrez A Paris, A Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock (FS41/884) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Delettrez a Paris, a bronze and ormolu mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel and having Brocot regulation to the pendulum, the backplate stamped Delettrez, Paris, the round white enamel dial having black Roman numerals, blued steel hands and with a repeat of the signature below VI o'clock, the bronze case profusely decorated with ormolu mounts to the front and edges and standing on a richly decorated ormolu base, surmounted by a bronze figure probably depicting the 17th century French playwright, poet and actor, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin better known by his stage name, Molière, seated in a thoughtful pose whilst writing, height 53cm * Biography. Jean-Antoine Delettrez was a well-known Parisian clockmaker, working from 1851in partnership with Achille Brocot, son of the maker Louis-Gabriel, at rue Charlot 62 and with whom he continued the development of the Brocot form of pendulum adjustment for regulation of timekeeping first developed by Brocot père and for which they were awarded a medal at the Paris Exposition of 1855 Following the death of Achille Brocot in 1878, Delettrez continued alone and died in May 1887.

Price Realised

£580

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Mantel Clocks

Sale Information

FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2019 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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