Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock 32"h x 25"w x 11d

Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock
Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock
Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock
Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock
Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock
Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock

Auguste Lemaire Mantel Clock 32"h x 25"w x 11d

75,000.00

Mid 19th Century Auguste LeMaire Mantel Clock. France, circa 1862. An exquisite French gilt bronze clock.

Measures: 32"H X 25"W X 11"D - Base

                 34"H X 15"W X 8"D - Candleabras

 

Maker Auguste Lemaire, France, the clock with a mother (teacher) and children praying and/or learning from the Bible. Dial with Roman numerals and decorative accents depicting Greek gods.

BIOGRAPHY:

In 1851, at 10 rue Saintonge in the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris, Auguste Lemaire founded a bronze art workshop, producing clocks, cups, statuettes and further candelabra. He entered the Coucil of Manufacturers in 1855 and at the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1855, he was awarded a medal of second class. He cast Meditation by A. Schoenewerke (1820-1885), Leonardo da Vinci and Benvenuto Cellini by A.E. Carrier- Belleuse (1824-1887), Cyprian nursing Love by J.E. Marcellin (1821-1884) (exhibited at the Salon of 1863) and Daphnis and Chloe by M. Moreau (1822-1912). In 1862, Lemaire extended his business to 121 rue Vieille-du-Temple while keeping his workshop in rue Saintonge. According to Alfred de Champeaux (1833-1903), inspector of Fine Arts of the City of Paris, Lemaire produced andirons, candelabra and chandeliers after Robert Brothers’ models in the Renaissance or Henri II style, as well as Louis XVI style clock sets. The company was then taken over by E. Lhose.

 

Clock measures 32"h x 25"w x 11"d

Candelabras measure 34"h x 15"w x 8"d

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