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A fine gilt-bronze cartel clock No.720, Jean-Baptiste Baillon, Paris, circa 1745
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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A fine gilt-bronze cartel clock No.720, Jean-Baptiste Baillon, Paris, circa 1745
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A fine gilt-bronze cartel clock No.720, Jean-Baptiste Baillon, Paris, circa 1745
5-inch enamel dial signed J.Baptiste, Baillon with pierced gilt hands, the circular movement signed J.Bte Baillon Paris No.720 with narrow anchor escapement, silk suspension and outside countwheel, the crisply cast and chased case enclosed by ribbon-tied berried laurel sprays and pendant from acanthus sprays and a laurel clasp, a lever to the right side ( probably for silencing the strike hammer)
39cm. 15in. high
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Catalogue Note

The Baillon family of clockmakers was prominent in Paris during the 18th century. having come from Rouen. This clock is probably by Jean-Baptiste Baillon III, the most famous member of the family and a leading clockmaker in Paris. He was received as a master clockmaker 14th July 1727 and established on his own account by 1738 in the Place Dauphine, in 1751 he moved to Rue Dauphine. He made many clocks for the Royal family and became Premier Valet de Chambre de la Reine before 1748 and Valet de Chambre Horloger Ordinaire de la Dauphine Marie Antoinette in 1770. He set up a private factory in his home at Saint-Germain-en-Laye producing watches, clocks and gold boxes set with gems until 1765 when it was closed. He amassed a fortune and collected pictures and works of art which were sold at auction following his death at Paris 8th April 1772.

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