A Large and Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and White Marble Figural Mantel Clock, By Grohé Frères, Paris.
The dial signed ‘Grohé, A Paris’.
The movement stamped with ‘Japy Frères’ roundel to the backplate.
Eight-day twin-train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell.
Of impressive size this fine gilt-bronze and marble clock has a circular white enamel dial with Roman numerals and inscribed ‘Grohé, A Paris’ to the centre behind a hinged glazed bezel. The case is finely cast with a charming figure of Cupid seated with a dove and scribbling onto a scroll which rests over the dial of the clock. The case is raised on a white marble oval base mounted with a laurel cast band.
Guillaume & Jean-Michel Grohé went into partnership in 1829 and formed the atelier “Grohé Frères” in 1847. They went on to supply the highest quality furniture, furnishings, clocks, and bronzes to European royalty including Prince Albert at the Paris Exhibition of 1855.
French, Circa 1870.