AN 18TH CENTURY LOUIS XV, ORMOLU MOUNTED, BOULLE MARQUETRY CARTEL, BY HENARD A PARIS CIRCA 1745
The waisted case of Violin form, with tortoise shell and fine foliate brass inlay, surmounted by a figure of Hebe and the egale of Zeus. The door with the shepard Daphnis assending and holding a key, embellishments with bronze foliate ormolu and C-scrolled mounts to the sides, and bracket, on scrolled foliate feet. The circular ormolu dial, with individual white enamel Roman cartouche chapters and Arabic 5 min chapters, original cut steel hands, signed ' HENARD A PARIS' on the centre enamel plaque, the movement with rectangular plates joined by vase shaped back-pinned pillars, with twin barrel and verge escapement with silk suspension, with calibrated count wheels and strike on bell above, the back plate signed 'HENARD A PARIS', winding key.
Jean-François Hénard, horloger reçu maître en 1736 et installé rue Froide manteau entre 1748 et 1772.
H: 124cm, W: 45cm, D: 22cm.
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