Thomire & Cie, French Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Marble Figural Mantel Clock
Thomire & Cie, A French gilt and patinated bronze and marble figural mantel clock, circa 1850. The clock case in gray marble, surmounted by a patinated bronze sculpture of female satyr accompanied by young fawns playing music, the case centered by a blue and white painted enamel dial, signed THOMIRE & CIE DELACOMBE HORLOGER. Measures: 23" high x 14" wide x 9" wide Good condition. Normal wear consistent with age and use. Thomire was a favorite of Napoleon who made him Ciseleur de L'Empereur. In 1811, he collaborated with Odiot the goldsmith and made the celebrated cradle for the King of Rome. After the Restoration, he worked for the Bourbons and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur By Louis-Philippe. He retired in 1832 and his firm Thomire et Cie continued until 1850.