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Exquisite French Ormolu Bronze and Pink Porcelain Three-Piece Clock Set Garniture after Francois Remond. The clock by Furet A Paris. Design of the case after Francois Remond (c. 1747-1812) French chaser, engraver, founder and gilder. Dial inscribed ˜Furet a  Paris Workshop Jean Baptiste Andre Furet (c. 1720-1807) The clock and candelabra are of very high jewel-like quality. Exquisite workmanship. Exceptional ormolu with mercury gilding. Clock: 13.5"" high x 19"" wide x 4"" deep Candelabra: 19"" high x 8.5"" wide x 3.5"" deep. Very good condition. Normal wear consistent with age and use. ***Jean Baptiste Andre Furet (c. 1720-1807) Born in Paris in 1720 as son of watchmaker Jean Andre Furet, Jean Baptiste Andre Furet became Master Clockmaker on 18th of November 1746. From 1746-49 he was employed at his father's business, before he eventually continued the firm on his own. In 1759 Furet was appointed court watchmaker a Horloger Ordinaire du Roi pour sa Bibliothque. From 1784-85 he formed a partnership with Francois-Antoin Godon, during that time they signed their clocks Furet & Godon. Furet collaborated with numerous craftsmen, for example with different cabinetmakers, bronze casters, enamel specialist and chasers. His most famous work is the Pendule e  la Negresse, which Marie-Antoinette bought and gave to her son the Dauphin of France in 1791. In 1786 Furet had financial problems and finally had to declare bankruptcy. Clocks by the famous master can today be seen at the Louvre and the Musee Jacquemart-Andre in Paris as well as at the Musee des Beaux Arts et dArcheologie in Besanon. François Remond (c. 1747 – 1812) was a French master metalworker and bronze gilder who achieved renown in his day, and whose work is still greatly valued. It included stand-alone works such as candelabras, the decorative casings for clocks and bronze ornamentation for the elaborate furniture made for the elite at the time. He worked with the bronze caster Pierre Gouthire on some of his larger works before 1788, when Gouthire went bankrupt.[1] Both Remond and Gouthire were known for their ability to create matt and burnished gilding. They would make elaborate gilt-bronze mounts for clocks, furniture or statuary that incorporated imaginary or rare creatures such as camels and ostriches.[4] Remond also made ornaments and figures for clock makers and furniture mounts for bnistes.[1] He provided bronze ornamentation for the furniture-maker Jean Henri Riesener (1734-1806).[5]

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Exquisite French Ormolu and Pink Porcelain Clock Set

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000Dec 01, 2019
Starting Bid $20,000
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New York, NY, USA
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