Lepaute à Paris, Movement No. 1857, Case No. 832, 52 mm, 127 g, circa 1809
A gentleman's quarter repeating pocket watch of high quality Case: 20k gold, case maker punch mark "AG" (Amy Gros). Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, chain/fusee, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.
Pierre-Basile Lepaute (1750-1843) (who called himself Sully-Lepaute) took over the famous company established in the 1740s and ran it together with his son Pierre-Michel Lepaute (1785-1849). He held the title of Horloger de l'Empereur during the Empire and Horloger du Roi at the Restoration and the July Monarchy. Lepaute’s company was the main supplier of clocks to the Garde-Meuble during the times of the Empire. He was admitted to the Exhibitions of the Products of the Industry in 1819 and 1823. The Lepautes were one of France’s leading clock and watchmaking families. They were inventors and writers as well as researchers and exceptional craftsmen. Their clients included Louis XV, Louis XVI, Madame du Barry, Duc de Bourbon, the Princesse de Monaco, King Ferdinand VI, King Charles III and Charles IV of Spain.
Estimate 2,700 - 4,500 €
Price Realised 3,400 €
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