A Very Fine Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock By Paul Sormani
Item # MW1
The all bronze clock with wonderful foliage designs and a large cherub above the dial.
Signed P. Sormani Paris on the clock face.
Paul Sormani (1817-1877), was born in Venice in 1817, and was a maker of fine ‘meubles de luxe’. His work was described in the catalogue of the 1867 Exposition Universelle as: ‘toute sa production révèle une qualité d’exécution de tout premier ordre’.
Sormani exhibited in Paris in 1849, 1855, 1862, 1867, 1878 and 1900, and in London in 1862, winning numerous medals. Amongst the items Sormani exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle were a Louis XV style bureau and a Louis XVI style commode both based on originals held in the Jones Collection at the South Kensington Museum.
Height – 20 inches / 51cm
Width – 13.5 inches / 34cm
Depth – 5 inches / 13cm
Maker – Paul Sormani