Lot No. 187 (99th Auction)
Nicollas Cuisinier à Paris, 107 x 107 x 50 mm, circa 1620

An early hexagonal table clock of museum quality
Case: ebony, firegilt brass. Dial: brass, firegilt, in the center finely engraved blooming and ripe strawberries. Movm.: brass full plate movement, gut/fusee, verge escapement, two-arm steel balance without balance spring.

An extremely rare, early horizontal table clock in a flat case made of ebonised wood, with gilt brass plating. Four of the eight sides are decorated with delicate, open-work brass ornaments. The edge of the base is magnificently engraved with floral motifs and frames the movement cover, which is adorned with an exquisite depiction of an eagle holding a pear in its claw.

Clockmaker Nicollas Cuisinier (also Nicolas Cuysenier) was active in Paris until the mid 17th century. He married Charlotte Gaultier in 1620. He is further mentioned in Parisian archives on 18 October 1649 and 26 November 1651. Nicollas Cuisinier died in July 1667.
Source:,_Nicolas, as of 04/24/2019.
Estimate  30,000 - 40,000 €
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