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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1013032: Antique French Rococo Vernis Martin Lacquer Clock By Planchon - Paris

Antique French Rococo Vernis Martin Lacquer Clock By Planchon - Paris

£1,995    $2,589    €2,368
~ French - Circa 1890 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~
A stunning antique French Vernis Martin style lacquer clock. The exquisite waisted, lacquered eau de nil case is decorated with delicate floral swags and mounted with gilt bronze. The gilt metal cherub sits aloft, offering a bouquet of flowers.
The fine porcelain enamel dial is complete with its original finely incised and engraved gilt hands. It is signed in homage to the 18th century clockmaker Paul Leautier of Paris.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Planchon of Paris. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. We have a video of the clock running, please ask and we will send you a link or paste this into your browser:
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration. The cherub has been re-lacquered. The lacquer is also in lovely condition with an old craquelure, marks, discolouration and losses to the edges that only add to the antique character of the clock. There is some touching up the lacquer to the right of the dial. The dial is excellent with no damage.
Mathieu Planchon is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire Des Horloges Francais. Mathieu Planchon apprenticed with his father, He made his tour of France in 1862. In 1865, he was with Robert-Houdin, rue de Choiseul; in 1868, at Philippe's, Quai des Morfonds, the collection of which he acquired in 1870. Rue Vieille du Temple, 1880. In 1890, he was established in the Galerie Montpensier, at the Palais Royal.
Vernis Martin is a lacquer style developed in the 18th century France by the Martin brothers Etienne-Simon, Guillaume, Julien, and Robert. The style was used to decorate bride fans, snuffboxes, and furniture. In 1710, Guillaume, the...
Antique #SA1013032, showcased on this page, originates from 1890. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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