Pierre - Philippe THOMIRE (1751 - 1843),... - Lot 318 - Hôtel des Ventes Nice Riviéra

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Pierre - Philippe THOMIRE (1751 - 1843),... - Lot 318 - Hôtel des Ventes Nice Riviéra
Pierre - Philippe THOMIRE (1751 - 1843), attributed to An important allegorical perseverance clock in chased and gilded bronze. It features a draped young woman seated on a dial surrounded by a snake biting its tail. The mechanism is signed: L. MOINET A PARIS Paris. First third of the 19th century H. 100 W. 68 D 25.5 cm *Louis MOINET (1768 - 1853) was one of the most important Parisian watchmakers of the first decades of the 19th century, inventing the first chronograph in 1816. Ten years earlier, he had designed an automatic clock for the Emperor, and also produced timepieces for Prince Murat and Marshal Ney. Louis Moinet designed clocks for American presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, as well as for King George IV of England. Today, the clocks produced by his workshop are considered to have been made in collaboration with Pierre-Philippe Thomire, with whom the watchmaker must have had a privileged commercial and friendly relationship Related Works Christie's London sale. July 7, 2005. Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets. Lot 446 Christie's London sale. December 11, 2003. Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries. Lot 143 Encyclopédie de LA PENDULE FRANCAISE du Moyen Age au XXe siècle. Pierre KJELLBERG. Les éditions de l'amateur. Pages 406 and 420.
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