Joseph Soldano, Geneva & Paris
Joseph Soldano was known as a maker of fine carriage clocks having been awarded medals at the Paris Exhibitions of 1855 & 1878 where it was noted that '...the exhibition of this establishment showed substantial progress in the art of case decoration. On show were a group of carriage clocks ornamented with great taste and originality. The escapements appeared to us to have been treated with particular care.' They are particularly well known for the high quality of their escapements which where in all probability made in Geneva, Switzerland and were often stamped, 'Soldano' or just 'J.S.'. The well known firm of Dent's were regular customers of Soldano's during the 1860's and it is known they sometimes used Henri Lemaille for rough movements, one of the great makers of roulant blancs who also made for Drocourt & Le Roy.