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A fine quality late 19th Century French bronze and ormolu Garniture, the 8-day striking enamelled dial movement by AD Mougin - Paris, contained in ormolu case with bronze winged cherub writing on a scroll, ending on white marble plinth base.
Accompanied by a pair of bronze and ormolu 2-light Candelabra, held by bacchanalian putti, raised on similar white marble plinth bases.
Candelabra: Height: 16ins (41cms) Width: 8ins (20.5cms) Depth: 3.5ins (9cms)
Material: Bronze and Ormolu
Country of Origin: France
Adolphe Mougin was a famous clockmaker in Paris, during the last quarter of the 19th Century. He supplied wheels and mechanical parts to other clockmakers and companies such as Japy Freres & Cie, who then completed the works in their shops.
He exhibited at the Paris World's Fair in 1889 where he won a bronze medal. He finally won a silver medal at the Paris World's Fair in 1900. His company was later named Societe Les Fils de Adolphe Mougin which went out of business in 1928.