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Louis XVI lyre clock in Sèvres cobalt blue porcelain

Very fine Louis XVI bleu nouveau Sèvres porcelain lyre clock with fine ormolu mounts and pendulum mounted with paste brilliants.  The movement is by Kinable; the enamel dial by Dubuisson. [The rear pendulum mechanism is replaced.]

Originating in 1785, about 30 of the model were produced at Sèvres before the Revolution. The clock-maker Dieudonné Kinable worked from the late 18th century until after 1816, purchasing nineteen lyres between 1795 and 1806.

Exhibited:  French Clocks from North American Collections; The Frick Collection, New York 1982-3. Nº 86

Height (ins.): 23½" (59.7 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 10" (25.4 cm.)      Depth (ins.): 5" (12.7 cm.)
Origin: French, late 18th century     Period: Louis XVI



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