An Important Napoleon III French Gilt-Bronze Mantel Clock by
VICTOR PAILLARD (1805-1886)
A clock of this Caliber and Beauty does not come by every so often. The artist is very well listed & well known in the Decorative arts and collectibles market.
The urn-shaped Case with pomegranate finial, flanked by classical allegorical figures.
One figure holding a globe and the other a book resembling Literature and Geography.
THE ITEM HAS NOT BEEN RE-GILDED. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL GOLD.
INSCRIBED: VICTOR PAILLARD FT.DE BRONZES A PARIS.
DIMENSIONS: H: 27" W: 23" W: 11"
On a white enamel dial, with twin train movement and bell strike.
The case stamped V.P., beneath a crown.
Christies New York, NY, USA
Auction Date: April 20, 2005 lot# 310
Auction Title: 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics
Pair of Candelabras by V . Paillard
Antique Mantle Clocks