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A Louis XIV ormolu-mounted turtleshell pedestal clock, Antoine Gaudron, Paris, circa 1700
9¾-inch thirteen piece enamel cartouche dial, the rectangular weight-driven movement with five vase-shaped pillars and signed Gaudron A Paris, with numbered outside count wheel striking on a bell and later Brocot escapement, the case surmounted by the figure of Chronos above a domed cresting supported by rams heads and flower garlands, the lower section with wiinged terms to the corners rising from the concave-sided platform, the ensuite pedestal with tapered trunk inlaid with panels of folaite inlay, leaf sprays to the corners, on ribbed bun feet 
255cm. 8ft. 4½in. high
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Description

Antoine Gaudron was born circa 1640. He was received as a Master clockmaker at St.Germain-des-Prés between 1660 and 1665 and then in Paris on 5th June 1675. He was established in the Place Dauphin by 1698 and served as a member of the Jurande between 1690 and 1692. He died in Paris in August 1714.

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