19th Century French Louis XV Style Figural Ormolu Clock


19th Century French Louis XV Style Figural Ormolu Clock

c.1880’s, France

A fine French Louis XV style figural ormolu clock, mid 19th century, movement by Vincenti & Cie, raised upon a rococo embellished scrolled base below a shaped decorated mount, the anonymous white enamel dial with Roman numerals surmounted by a spelter figure of a drunken farmer riding his working donkey, his dog running beside him.

Vincenti & Cie Medaille D’Argent 1855 Movement signed and numbered 28, 8 day bell striking with pendulum.


H 48cm x W 50cm D 16cm


Sold As Is. In Good Condition commensurate with age and wear. The movement will require some attention.

Historical Notes

Vincenti & Cie

Jean (Ghjuvanni – Giovanni) Vincenti, a native of Corsica, established the watch manufactory Vincenti & Cie in 1823 in Montbeliard. Due to financial difficulties a few years later, the company had to flee for bankruptcy 1828.

Factory manager Jean “Albert” Roux took over some of Vincenti’s shares and Vincenti & Cie was able to resume production in 1829. Despite suffering from ill-health, company founder Vincenti went out to seek new production methods. He met Henri Laresche in Paris, who became his advisor in this matter. Six years after the bankruptcy the company was able to win a silver medal for its clocks in 1834 in Paris. Jean Vincenti did not live to see the comeback – he died in 1833. After his death Albert Roux took over the company which went on to win a gold medal in 1855. Vincenti & Cie existed until 1923.


Private Estate, Toorak, VIC