A 19th Century French Gilt & Patinated Bronze Figural Mantel Clock by Raingo
A magnificent 19th century French Louis XVI style gilt and patinated bronze clock depicting mother and child, by Raingo Frères, Paris.
The dial marked: Raingo Fres, A Paris.
Height: 19.5" (49.5 cm)
Width: 21" (53.3 cm)
Depth: 9" (22.8 cm)
The firm Raingo Frères was established in 1813, and remained active throughout the 19th century. Originally clockmakers, from the 1840s they also began editing art bronzes and bronze furnishings, and continued to do so with success throughout the second half of the 19th century. They supplied objects for Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, and cast bronzes for such artists as Pradier, Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste Moreau.