Late 19th Century large patinated bronze group with a sitting bacchante and two putti, one offering a bunch of grapes and the other playing a flute. Imposing white marble base decorated with gilded flower garlands on four ormolu toupee feet, with an enamel dial showing blue Roman numerals and signed Charpentier & Cie/bronzier/Rue Charlot à Paris.
French movement with two barrels to be wound weekly. The left one for the half-hourly rack strike on a bell, the right one for the movement with Brocot escapement and suspension. Finely cut gilt brass hands. Stamp on the rear of the movement Charpentier, Ft de Bronzes à Paris and numbered 612.
Height 27" (69cm), Width 26 1/2" (67cm), Depth 7 1/2" (19cm)
CHARPENTIER & Cie Bronze makers in PARIS, located in the 8 rue Charlot in Paris in 1860, the company kept trading under the name Lemerle-Charpentier between 1870 and 1890. In 1878, it presented a vast quantity of vases, torchères, garnitures, and a large and impressive clock by Piat at the Paris Universal Exhibition.
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Troyes