A fine and very decorative Garniture de Cheminée by the grand parisian Edouard Kreisser gallery, c.1850.
The sumptuously gilt bronze case surmounted by a porcelain vase and finials. The side and front panels adorned with romantic and floral decorations, framed by gilt borders composed of olive leaves and seeds. The two charming gilt bronze and porcelain vases with equally fine decorations.
The enamal dial with roman and arabic numerals is signed KREISSER BTE A PARIS
The 8 day going movement with adjustable silk pendulum suspension, strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.
Height 55 cm.
Earliest known owner: Louise Marschlewska c.1820-c.1900 the other woman of count Edmond de Portales 1828-1895.
The Kreisser gallery saw significant success during its years of operation. Kreisser’s patrons included King Louis Philippe, who purchased a jardinière from the firm in 1845, and Queen Victoria, who purchased three pieces during her visit to the 1855 Universelle Exposition in Paris. Two of these pieces, which were given to Prince Albert as gifts, are now held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Edouard Kreisser was active in Paris from 1843, first at 30 rue Neuve-du-Luxembourg, then from 1847 in the boulevard de la Madeleine and at 52 rue Basse-du-Rempart, and finally from 1862 in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. He went out of business in 1863 when his stock was sold at auction. Kreisser's workshops produced bronzes and mounts for porcelain and furniture. He also restored works of art, and his shop sold objets d’art and curios, furniture, clocks, candelabra, antique arms, and Sèvres, Meissen, Chinese and Japanese porcelain.