Deniere Gilt Bronze Mantle clock in the Louis XVI taste – FRANCE Circa 1870
The case Jean-Francois and/or Guillaume Deniere (French, 1820-1901); the mechanism (Samuel Marti et Cie (French, 1841- ), circa 1870, finely cast gilt bronze and marble mantel clock in the Louis XVI taste, surmounted by a ribbon tied quiver and torch, the case decorated with swirling florals, the enameled dial with polychrome floral swags and Arabic numerals, the base with bundled acanthus garlands. and rising on toupie feet. The dial marked “Deniere/Ft de Bronzes” and “Paris”, the mechanism stamped “Jx/Deniere/A Paris/1565′,”Juveneaux”, and “Medaille Bronze/S Marti & Cie”. Note: The Deniere (Derniere) firm was noted for their exceptional bronze casting, exhibiting at the Paris 1855 World Fair and having multiple royal commissions including the coronation coach of Charles X.