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Louis-Stanislas Lenoir-Ravrio (Paris 1783 - Ivry 1846) - An important Empire Clock 'Diana'


An important Empire Clock 'Diana'

Lot-Nr. 320 | Louis-Stanislas Lenoir-Ravrio (Paris 1783 - Ivry 1846)


An important Empire Clock 'Diana' | Reserveprice 2.800 €

Paris, around 1820. Bronze, engraved and fire-gilded, partially polished. White enamel chaptering with glass cover and black Roman numerals, inscribed "L. Ravrio Bronzier à Paris Mesnil H.", ferric hands. Striking on bell on half and full hour. With pendulum and key. Very good to good condition, few small signs of age. H. 56 cm, W. 42 cm, D. 15 cm. - L.-R. was the partner of and heir to André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814), whose business he took over in 1814. He increasingly concentrated on the wealthy bourgeoisie and customers from abroad, since the French nobility placed fewer and fewer orders. Already in his own time, L.-R. was regarded as an outstanding bronzier of "grande reputation" as it was written in a report for "Musée Industriel" in 1819. - L.-R. often cooperated with clockmaker Mesnil, who also worked for other famous bronziers such as L.-R.'s predecessor or Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1848). - L.-R. was the partner of and heir to André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814), whose business he took over in 1814. He increasingly concentrated on the wealthy bourgeoisie and customers from abroad, since the French nobility placed fewer and fewer orders. Already in his own time, L.-R. was regarded as an outstanding bronzier of "grande reputation" as it was written in a report for "Musée Industriel" in 1819.

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