Very beautiful wall lamp in gilded bronze with mercury. in a rare state of preservation. Signed “Le Nepveu à Paris”, for Leneveu, watchmaker referenced in the Tardy dated 1780, Tardy dictionary of French watchmakers. Louis XVI period.
The body chiseled with flutes and opening on the sides with openwork decoration in the background of geometric shape. Finely decorated with a long, thick, wavy garland of bay leaves. joining the upper part, decorated at the top of a flaming pot and two casseroles.
Large domed white enamel dial accompanied by finely worked hands. the whole is protected by a curved glass. Openwork central part, the space of which is occupied by a golden lens balance.
Original mechanism, without modification, wire suspension. Ringing of the hour and a half hour on an old bell.
Collector’s item of great authenticity and in a remarkable state of conservation.