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Antique French Clock Louis XVI Style after Robert Osmond

Henri Picard (FL. 1831-1884) Mercier Ainé (1863-1867) Raingo Frere Paris

A fine & impressive French gilt & patinated bronze clock in the Louis XVI style after the 18th century form by Robert Osmond. The bronze vase-shaped case in the ‘goût Grec’ manner, flanked by satyr masks with entwined horns, the front and sides hung with swags of garrya, the flared socle on a stepped white marble base. The enamel dial signed ‘Raingo Fres A Paris’, with twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike to bell, the backplate numbered ‘1619’. Stamped ‘H.Picard’ and stencilled ‘Mercier Ainé’.

Height 21″ (53.5cm)

Depth 7″ (17.5cm)

Width 10 1/2″ (26.5cm)

Circa 1865


1856 the company became Mercier Père et fils, in 1863 Mercier fils aîné, and finally in 1867, Mercier Frères.