Gilt Bronze, French, Rococo clock Garniture
The clock has an 8 day movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, on the hours and the half hours. Circa 1880. Flanked by the original garniture consisting of a pair of 2 branch candlesticks. Measurements: Clock 39cm High; 24cm wide; 13cm deep.
SA Ref: 2FR01
French Gilt Bronze Rococo clock. 12 part gilded dial with enamel cartouches, depicting naturalistic foliage decoration. 8 day striking on a bell on the hour and the half hours. Outside countwheel. Circa 1840. Signed on dial and movement: “Raingo-Freres A’ Paris” .
Zacharie Joseph Raingo had four sons, Adolphe, Charles, Denis and Dorsant and together they formed Raingo Frères in 1823. The firm initially specialised in producing Empire and Restauration style clocks, manufacturing mantel clocks, table clocks, and wall mounted clocks.By the mid-19th Century, Raingo Frères had expanded the range of their output into other bronzes and furnishings. In the 1860s, the firm supplied several clocks and bronzes to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie, which now form part of the collection at the Musée du Louvre.Such commissions enhanced the reputation of Raingo Frères, which became internationally recognised for the very fine quality of their bronzes and gilding. As the reputation of the firm grew, they collaborated with other famed makers of the times including Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Auguste Moreau and François Linke. The firm exhibited at the most important Exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century, winning a gold award at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Measurements: 32cm high x 26.5cm wide x 13cm deep.
SA Ref: 2FR03
French wooden hand painted Vernis Martin clock with bronze gilt ormolu. The front showing a 17th couple in a garden. Circa 1890. The top corners of the clock decorated with mythical Dragons. 8 day movement, striking on a bell, on the hour and the half.
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