17th century Luigi XIV Boulle Marquetry Louis Ourry Religieuse Clock
Exceptional quality late 17th C ormolu and turtleshell veneer French clock,
signed Louis Ourry à Paris on the dial and the backplate.
From the middle of the 17th century, the Louis XIV clock made its appearance in France replacing the foliate mechanisms of clocks. The religious pendulum and the Louis XIV cartel are the flagship models of the reign of the Sun King.
The rectangular pendulum box is topped with a pediment and fire pots. It is framed by pilasters and inlaid in Boulle marquetry enhanced with gilded and chiseled bronzes. The dial is in gilded bronze with enameled plates.
The name given to the pendulum probably derives from its shape: with its pilasters and its arches it looks like a church facade.
Louis OURRY, born in Blois, † Paris 1699. Son of Jacques, apothecary, and of
Marie Lepelletier. Married to Suzanne Guineau. Protestant. Made master in
Paris. Established Quai Pelletier (1684). His widow is recorded Quai des
Orfèvres in the Ville de Blois where she carried on with her late husband’s
In December 1700, during the process of an inventory in her business premises,
seventeen clocks were found to be in violation of the sumptuary edict.
Ourry used cases by André Charles Boulle and the président de Montholon was
one of his customers.
Museums: London, British Museum; Paris, Musée du Louvre, Musée des Arts
Décoratifs, Bibliothèque Mazarine; Versailles, Château.
Exceptional quality case finely restored, the movement is revised before delivery by a specialist watchmaker.
H cm 50
L cm 28
P cm 14
1 in stock
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Packing in customized wooden box.
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