A Directoire ormolu and Carrara marble portico mantel clock by Lepine (Enquiry Only)

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A Directoire ormolu and Carrara marble portico mantel clock by Lepine

The quadruple Corinthian column case headed by flower filled urns with central spread-eagle finial; with figures of Justice and Fortitude at the base with classical trophies, on turned feet and separate white marble shaped base, the white enamel 5.75" circular dial with outer Arabic dotted minute band enclosing a concentric date ring and the upright Roman numerals, the centre with days of the week and its symbol marked by a double ended steel hand, signed in the centre Lepine H.GER DU ROI and Place des Victoires no.12, the large circular movement with silk suspension to a sunburst mask pendulum with fine screw regulation to the crutch and with outside countwheel strike on a bell, boldly signed Lepine h.er. du Roi À Paris No. 4163, 73cm high, 49.5cm wide. 

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Manufacturer: Jean Antoine Lepine
Material: Marble
Metal: Gilt Bronze
Period: Directoire
Origin: French
Condition: Good , Wear consistent with age & use

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Provenance: Purchased from Art Ancien, Via dei Coronari, Rome, c.1997.

The Collection of Sir Jeremy Lever.

Jean Antoine Lepine (1720-1814) received maitre in 1762 and was later was appointed Horloger du Roi. He subsequently served as watchmaker to Louis XVI and Napoleon I. Until 1772 he operated from premises in the rue Saint-Denis and in 1789 he moved to 12 Place des Victoires. Several clocks by Lepine are in the Royal Collection as he is said to have been a favourite clockmaker of George IV.

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