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Napoleon III Bronze Dore et Patine Three-Piece Deniere, Paris, Clock Set

mid-19th century, signed by Parisian bronzier Deniere on both the works and dial of the clock, the clock base molded with pierced scrollwork and flowers, a masque of Dionysus looking out over the clock, supporting a patinated bronze figure of a three-piece band comprised of a cupid playing a drum supported by a putto, another putto playing a horn, h. 21-1/4", w. 19", d. 8-1/2", and the six-light candelabra with bases matching the clock, supporting patinated bronze cupids lifting the leaf-molded candle branches set with scroll-molded sockets and rocaille-molded drip pans, h. 27-1/2", w. 13-1/2", d. 9".

Provenance: Private collection, New Orleans, Louisiana.


In very good condition. The central winged putto is missing one drum stick. Light wear from rubbing to the bronze but exhibiting an excellent patina. The movement appears clean. One are uncertain of its running condition.

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Napoleon III Bronze Three-Piece Deniere Clock Set

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000Jul 28, 2018