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Reference: ZF1040

Clock and candelabra trim. Blued and gilded bronze, marble. Raingo Frères, Aaria, Clodion. Paris, France, second half of the 19th century. Working. Garnish composed of a table clock and two candelabras with three lights each, made of bronze and white marble. The candelabras have legs and a circular base with a gilt bronze band with floral elements, and a blued bronze child figure with garlands of branches and grapes on the head, holding branches with roses and leaves, which end in the lighters of the candles; They have the name “Clodion” engraved. The clock has an elongated base on white marble legs decorated with gilded bronze plates with figurative scenes (children playing instruments and carrying garlands) and others with plant motifs and lacework. The dial rises on a pedestal with animal heads, and, on a white background, it presents colored garlands and Arabic numerals for the hours and dots and Arabic numerals every fifteen for the minutes; you can read “Aaria” on it. The piece ends with a kneeling faun, in a pensive attitude and pointing to two doves. Flanking this central element are two blued bronze figures of children playing horns. On the Paris machinery you have you can read a number (448) and “Fres / Paris Range”. The two candelabras follow a model highly appreciated in the 19th century of a bronze figure of a bacchante (a common figure in the procession of the classical god Bacchus) made by Claude Michel (1738-Paris, 1814), known as Clodion. This French sculptor, invited to Russia by Catherine II, established a workshop in Paris where he specialized in small-format Rococo-style mythological sculpture in terracotta, stucco, etc., with such success that his works inspired numerous bronze artists to create of sculpture pieces, watches, etc. Raingo Frères is the association of the four sons of the Belgian-born watchmaker Zacharie Joseph Raingo (1775-1847), Adolphe, Charles, Denis and Dorsant, formed in 1823. During the 1860s they made important pieces for Napoleon III and his wife, which are preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Thanks to their well-deserved fame, they collaborated with prominent bronze artists and sculptors of their time, such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste Moreau, and won a Gold Medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. Weight: 33.5 kg.

· Size: Reloj 46x12x55 cms. Candelabros: 30x17x43 cms.

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