Maison GRAUX -MARLY (founders) after a model... - Lot 114 - Hôtel des Ventes de Bergerac Boissinot & Tailliez

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Maison GRAUX -MARLY (founders) after a model... - Lot 114 - Hôtel des Ventes de Bergerac Boissinot & Tailliez
Maison GRAUX -MARLY (founders) after a model attributed to Jean-Baptise CARPEAUX. Important gilt bronze mantelpiece, the clock surmounted by a group depicting the Aurora on its chariot rising from the sea; the circular dial with enameled Roman numeral lozenges, engraved "GRAUX-MARY à PARIS 8 R du PARC ROYAL"; framed by two candelabras with five arms of light supported by allegorical figures. Circa 1870. Dimensions: clock H. 67 W. 62 D.30 candelabra H.87 W.42 D.20 (one candelabra branch damaged) Related works: Christie's New York sale, A Park Avenue Interior by Mark Hampton, June 6, 2011, lot 130 Bibliography: M. Poletti & A. Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Sculpteur, catalog raisonné of published works, 2003, p. 31 and pp. 175-177 P. KJellberg, Les bronzes du XIXe siècle (dictionnaire des sculpteurs), Paris, les éditions de l'amateur, 1989, p. 660. - 3 The Graux-Marly foundry, established in Paris at 37 boulevard du Temple from 1845, then at 8 rue du Parc Royale from 1862, built its reputation on the production of spectacular decorative bronze pieces inspired by Antiquity, the Renaissance and the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as by the great sculptors of its time, such as Barye, Carpeaux, Frémiet and Carrier-Belleuse. The company took part in and won awards at the 1849, 1855 and 1878 World's Fairs.
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