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Clock

Maker:
Clockmaker: workshop of Jean-Baptiste Lepaute (French, 1727–1802)
Maker:
and Pierre Henry, called Henry Lepaute (1749–1806)
Maker:
bronzes possibly by Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris)
Maker:
and Louis Simon Boizot (French, Paris 1743–1809 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1775–80
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Marble, bronze and gilt-bronze; chapter rings of white enamel; movement of brass and steel
Dimensions:
H. 28-3/8 x W. 10 x D. 10 in. (72.1 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Bequest of Ogden Mills, 1929
Accession Number:
29.180.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 528
Signature: Lepaute Paris (on movement)
Sir John Edward Murray Scott, Bt. , 5 Connaught Place, W., London (until 1913; Sir John Murray Scott collection sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, June 24, 1913, no. 31, MMA clock, sold to Hodgkins for £892/10/-); Hodgkins (from 1913) ; Ogden Mills (until 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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