Louis Baronneau à Paris, Height 420 mm, circa 1670
An important French Louis XIV half hour striking "pendule religieuse" in the Hague tradition Case: ebonised fruitwood-veneered, moulded base, arched windows to the sides, glazed front, the front door locked on the right side with the winding key, arched pediment, bell and hammer. Dial: brass, covered with red velvet, applied gilt chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman numerals, pierced gilt hands, mounted "lambrequin" with engraved signature covering an aperture for the controlling of the pendulum. Movm.: rectangular brass movement, signed, 105 x 85 mm, large barrel, locking plate, verge escapement, keywind, baluster pillars, cycloidal cheeks, short pendulum with silk string suspension.
Louis Baronneau Louis Baronneau Paris was both clock and watchmaker. He became a master in 1653 and was appointed clockmaker to the court in 1661. At the time he lived in the Rue de la Calandre and bought some of his movements from J. Chéron in Blois. For the price of 2,849 livres he sold for example 2 pendulum clocks and 16 other clocks to a Russian diplomat. Baronneau signed his pieces with "Louis Baronneau à Paris". Source: Tardy, "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, page 31.
Estimate 12,000 - 14,000 €
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