Isaac Beaupoil, Amsterdam, Total Height 480 mm (Bracket 120 mm, Clock 360 mm), circa 1715
An ornamental and rare Regence-Louis XV wall bracket clock with quarter hour/hour repeater via pull mechanism and Boulle Marquetry Case: ebonized wood, tortoiseshell veneer, brass inlays, ormolu mountings. Dial: gilt brass, signed. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement with rounded edge, signed, 2 barrels, 2 hammers / 2 bells, short pendulum with silk string suspension.
True to the Régence style of the Louis XV period, the case narrows towards the bottom end. The walls are veneered with brown tortoise shell and ornamented with brass marquetry depicting floral arabesques and acanthus in "première-partie" and "contre-partie". The case is further embellished with three-dimensional brass fittings such as a floral frieze all around, caryatid figures, rocaille ornaments and a rooster finial. Front door with glass panels and applied figures of a lion and a rooster. The matching wall bracket tapers to an acanthus finial.
According to Brian Loomes’ records, Isaac Beaupoil (or Bopoel and Bovel) was a native of Châtellerault in France. He was born around 1670 and fled to the Netherlands as a Huguenot. Between 1689 and 1713 he lived in Amsterdam, later in Copenhagen. In 1727 he is listed as the church elder of the French church in Copenhagen. Beaupoil was the teacher of Isaac Larpent, who together with Jörgen Jürgensen founded the company Larpent & Jürgensen in 1773. Beaupoil died in 1737. Source: "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" by Brian Loomes, London 2006, p. 55 and https://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Beaupoil,_Isaac, as of 04/24/2019.
Estimate 11,000 - 14,000 €
Price Realised 12,500 €
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