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The clock was in the Sir John Prestige Collection which was disposed of in 1963 and
acquired by the present owner in 1980. It is illustrated in several editions of “Brittens Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers” and more recently included in Precision Pendulum Clocks, France, Germany and America by Derek Roberts. Pages 24 & 25.
Pierre Basile Lepaute (1750-1843) was one of France's most eminent clock-makers. He held the title of Horloger de Le Emperor and later Horloger Du Roi. His clients included Louis XV; Louis XV1; Madame Du Barry; The Duc de Bourbon; The Princess of Monaco; King Ferdinand V1; King Charles the Third and Charles the Third and Charles IV of Spain.
Height. 6 ft 9". (206cms.) £40,000
Britten. Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers. 7th Edition London 1956
|Height||206.00 cm||(81.10 inches)|