Lot No. 63 (92nd Auction)
Jean Joseph Robin, Paris, 520 mm, circa 1806

An of museum quality, astronomical precision table regulator with half hour/hour strike and four weeks power reserve
Case: mahogany, cuboidshaped base, four Tuscan columns with gilt capitals, square moulded top, richly decorated gilt bezels. Dial: enamel chapter ring with radial Roman hours, gilt, engine-turned centre, centre seconds, signed, date ring with Arabic numerals, two likewise gilt and engine-turned subsidiary dials with enamel ring indicating the months with equinoxes and solstices and the weekdays, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, solid movement pillars, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 2 barrels, pin-pallet escapement, locking plate, compensation grid-iron pendulum with spring suspension, brass pendulum bob.

Jean Joseph Robin was the second son of Robert Robin and was established as clockmaker at rue Saint-Honoré in Paris from 1806 to 1812, and then at rue de Richelieu from 1815 to 1825. Jean Joseph, along with his brother Nicolas-Robert (1775-1816), clockmaker to Louis XVIII, continued their father business into the first third of the nineteenth century. Both were awarded a Second Class Silver Medal at the 1806 Paris Exposition publique des produits de lndustrie française (Public Industrial Exhibition). At the 1819 Exhibition, Jean Joseph Robin was also noted by the jury for having presented "two very finely crafted astronomical clocks thus maintaining the great reputation that his father acquired through his numerous and important works"." Jean Joseph Robin was awarded the Bronze Medal, and thereby perpetuated his father tradition of excellence acquired under the Ancien Régime.
Around 1805 Jean-Joseph presumably used movements that were either made by his father or produced under his guidance in several of his watches. This piece is one of them.
Estimate  32,000 - 40,000 €

Price Realised  31,000 €
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