A 19th Century bronze and ormolu French Clock

£ 2,800

An early 19th Century well-cast bronze & ormolu French Clock, with 8-day striking movement by Lepine a Paris, having fine quality ormolu mounts to the case, surmounted by urn with scrolled carrying handles.

Further Information:
Jean-Antoine Lepine was one of the most influential watchmaker in history. After he served in Paris as apprentice to André-Charles Caron, a clockmaker to Louis XV, he became maître horloger (master horologist) in 1762. Establishing himself in Paris, he was later appointed Horloger du Roi (Clockmaker to the King) by Louis XV, Louis XVI and even Napoleon Bonaparte, the name Lepine was synonymous of great quality clocks and watches.
Jean-Antoine Lepine handed over his workshop "Maison Lepine " to his son-in-law Claude-Pierre Raguet-Lepine in 1792. After Raguet-Lepine death in 1810, the business passed on to his relatives, Jean-Antoine Lepine II, who managed the workshop in Paris, and Jacques Lepine who was appointed Clockmaker to the King.
From the style, design and signature "Lepine a Paris ", this clock can be fairly attributed to one of these two clockmakers, using one of the classical designs created by their predecessors.
More Information
Height:15 1/4" (38.5 CM)
Width:7" (17.5 CM)
Depth:4 1/4" (10.5CM)
Circa 1820
Period/Style 19th Cenutry
Material Bronze and Ormolu
Country France