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A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1750

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1750

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1750

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1750


the dial signed CLOUZIER A PARIS, the movement signed Clouzier A Paris, the case with a C couronné mark

height 55 1/2 in.; width 18 in.

141 cm; 45.5 cm

In good condition. Gilding is nice color with scattered rubbing and minor tarnishing. Movement converted from original verge escapement to anchor escapement in the 19th century with one wheel replaced, but still retaining silk suspension. Pendulum and glass later, and slight wear to dial enamel, mainly around winding holes. Proper left shoulder of the case above the dial and behind the foliate scrolls bearing a hole, with two smaller holes further above. Putto on crest possibly originally holding an arrow. 


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The signature is that of Jacques Clouzier (d.1754, maître horloger in 1692), or his son Simon-Nicolas (d.1774, maître in 1735). The latter took over his father's workshop in Rue Saint-Antoine and used cases by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain and A.L. Duval.