Mantel clock ("Pendule Uranie")

Clockmaker: Jean-André Lepaute French
Clockmaker: Jean-Baptiste Lepaute French

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In Jean-André Lepaute’s 1766 price list, this model is listed as Pendule Urania (Muse of Astronomy) and is said to be after a model by the sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. The scroll in Urania’s hand has symbols for Scorpio and Libra. At the feet of the putto is a chart for the lunar eclipse that occurred on April 1, 1764, reproducing the prediction made by Jean-André’s wife, the mathematician Madame Lepaute, published in 1762.

Mantel clock ("Pendule Uranie"), Clockmaker: Jean-André Lepaute (French, 1720–1789), Case: patinated bronze and gilded bronze; Dial: white enamel; Movement: brass and steel, French, Paris

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