A large French ormolu clock by Maison Marquis
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A magnificent and monumental 19th century French ormolu mantel clock by Maison Marquis. The case surmounted by a globe flanked by female herm figures above a central dial with Roman numerals, above a female mask, raised on two lion-paw feet.
The movement by Languereau.
Paris, Circa 1855
The dial signed 'Marquis A Paris'
The movement signed 'Maison Marquis, Chaumont Languereau; twin barrel movement with Brocot escapement and rack striking on bell.
Maison Marquis, which was elected to the guild of the Rénion des fabricants de bronzes de la ville de Paris in 1844. It is known that in 1839 they began a partnership with the reputable fondeur Chaumont, who served as secretary for the guild in the year of 1832. The collaboration lasted five years before Chaumont's retirement. From their address of 25, rue Chapon, the Maison produced bronzes for clocks, lighting and other objet's d'art. They worked in partnership with the horologist Languereau, who is recorded in 1860 on the Rue St-Louis-au-Marais, Paris.
Height: 38.5" (98 cm)
Width: 23" (58 cm)
Depth: 11.5" (29 cm)