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An Important Early 19th Century Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock

Item # VB19


By Antoine-Andre Ravrio and Mesnil

Modeled with a large gilt bronze figure of recumbent Cleopatra, on a rouge griotte base.

The clock face inscribed Ravrio, Bronzier à Paris and Mesnil

  • André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814) was one of the most eminent and successful bronziers in pre- and post-revolutionary France. His greatest fame came during the Napoleonic era when he supplied bronze furnishings for the Empress Joséphine’s apartments in the Tuileries and in 1810 was appointed as the Emperor’s chief bronzier.

Height – 20 inches / 51cm
Width – 25.5 inches /65cm
Depth – 11 inches / 28cm


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