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Fine Ormolu Rococo Clock by Henry Lepaute

US$7,959.57

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A large and very fine quality ormolu Rococo clock by Henry Lepaute of Paris, part of the illustrious Lepaute clockmaking dynesty. Formed in finely gilded bronze, sinuous scrolls and curves form the case with delicately modeled floral and foliate decoration. Fabric backed sound frets are mounted between. Exceptionally well modelled and finished and dating from circa 1870. The large dial is porcelain enamel on copper with beautifully made gilded hands. the rear door is also glazed to allow the movement to be seen. The French movement is by Henry Lepaute and is of high quality. It is fitted in pin-pallet escapement and rack striking. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. An extensive biography of the Lepaute family is in Tardy Dictionnaire Des Horologers: Jean-Joseph Lepaute, 1769-1846, was the great nephew of the founder of the Lepaute dynasty Jean-Andre Lepaute, 1720-1789. Jean-Joseph joined the Company as junior partner to Pierre-Basil Lepaute who was the son of Jean-Andre's brother Joseph. The partnership was perhaps the most fruitful of them all and together they made a great number of pieces for the Chateaux of the Tuilleries, St. Cloud, Trianon and Fontainebleau. In 1811 the firm divided and Pierre-Basil formed his own firm with his son Pierre-Michel under the name of Lepaute Fils. Jean-Joseph Lepaute later took on Augustin-Michel Henry who was the son of Pierre Henry who had married Jean-Andre Lepaute's sister Elizabeth. Pierre later changed his name to Henry Neveu Lepaute and married Annais, the daughter of Jean-Joseph. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with some slight wear and discoloration. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage. We have replaced the fabric with fresh. Henry Lepaute signature to dial and the movement backplate. Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.

Details

  • Creator
    Henry Lepaute (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1870
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fully working and tested. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with some slight wear and disoclouration. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage. We have replaced the fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Belper, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RSC30401stDibs: LU2496310810433

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$133.83 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Belper, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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