ITEM LOCATED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33304, USA
Height : 80 cm (31,5 in.) ; Width : 32 cm (12,6 in.) ; Depth : 12 cm (4,7 in.)
Signed on the dial Ancne Mon F. Gautier, J. Albinet & G. Goulon, 4 rue de Choiseul
A Renaissance style cartel, executed in two patina bronze. On the upper part, two cupids frame an architectural niche housing a heron, surmounting the dial of the clock and further decorative motifs, such as griffins, a female mask and a fruit garland.
Francois Gautier founded his bronze workshop in 1850 and settled at 3, rue des Fosses-Montmartre in Paris. He was awarded a first-class medal in 1855 with table centrepieces, figure groups, statues, art and bronze furniture mounts. He exhibited again in 1862 and soon after sold his company to J. Albinet and G. Coulon, then installed at 4, rue de Choiseul in Paris, and specialized in bronze clocks and chimney clock sets. In 1874 they both exhibited bronze artworks, clocks and candelabras of various styles.
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