Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock
Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock
Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock
Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock
Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock

Louis XIV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock

c. 1712 France

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An Exceptional Louis XIV Boulle Bracket Clock.

Nine inch twelve piece enamel cartouche dial with Roman numerals and original hands signed ‘Jean Minoche a Paris’. Rectangular five pillar movement with outside uncut countwheel striking, anchor escapement and signed ‘Jean Minoche a Paris’. Waisted case veneered in red tortoiseshell with ormolu mounts standing on Lions claw feet. Side glazed viewing apertures to view the eight day movement, the cresting surmounted by a regal finial supported by three goats hooves. An ormolu mount of Hercules holding his club and Appollo with his lyre and further embellished with a classical head. C.1712

‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ by Brian Loomes lists Jean Minoche as working in Paris from 1693.

very good condition
Dimensions
Height 30.50 inch (77.47 cm)
Width 16.50 inch (41.91 cm)
Depth 7.25 inch (18.41 cm)
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Jean Minoche
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