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Two ornate Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock sets are displayed side by side. Both have sophisticated designs with green and gold detailing. The clock on the left shows both the time and barometric pressure, reminiscent of a banjo barometer, while the one on the right features an elaborate clock face only.

Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock

The enameled white barometer dial calibrated from 27″ to 29″ with further enamel panels set in the ormolu border with weather indications in French. Tempete, Pluvieux, Changeant, Beau-Temps and Tres-Sec. The lower panel marked Barometre Metallique. The barometer reading is indicated by a blued steel hand. The enamel dial is enclosed within a cast gilt bronze bezel and original convex glass.

The matching companion clock has an elaborate dial of gilt metalwork with King Louis XV in high relief amongst laurel leaves, classical dolphins and foliage, Roman numerals in individual hour markers and a similar chapter ring in Arabic numerals marking 5-minute intervals, time being indicated with blued steel hands. The gilt bronze and enamel dial is enclosed within a cast gilt bronze bezel and original convex glass.

An excellent example of a beautifully proportioned companion barometer & clock of the highest quality.François Lesage worked between 1850 and 1870, rue Hamelot and 91 rue Truffaut, Paris, and was a purveyor of goods to the Emperor Napoleon III.

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Two ornate Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock sets are displayed side by side. Both have sophisticated designs with green and gold detailing. The clock on the left shows both the time and barometric pressure, reminiscent of a banjo barometer, while the one on the right features an elaborate clock face only.

Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock

Stock Number: 8777

A rare companion pair of banjo Barometer and Clock with green backed horn veneer ‘Corne Verte’ and gilt ormolu mounts, the barometer’s white enamel face signed F Lesage, Paris. Both with their original red alcohol thermometers. With detailed and finely cast gilt bronze mounts of rococo S and C scrolls with pierced work and burnishing defining the outer edge of the pair. Inlaid brass further elevates this decoration.

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  • Depth: 11.5 cm (4.53 inches)
  • Height: 104 cm (40.94 inches)
  • Width: 28 cm (11.02 inches)

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