Lot 1

A SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY FRENCH BOULLE STYLE CUT BRASS, GILT BRONZE AND TORTOISESHELL INLAID BRACKET CLOCK BY JACQUES CLOUZIER, PARIS
the shaped case in the Rococo style, with a caddy top surmounted by a gilt bronze figure of a Chinese man holding an umbrella, the inswept sides with glazed panels, on four scrolling feet, the balloon shaped front door with foliate mounts and an enamel plaquette signed ‘CLOUZIER A PARIS’, the inside of the case with chequered base and cut brass foliate inlay, the gilt brass dial with enamel Roman numerals and engraved outer minute track, the twin barrel movement with anchor escapement, silk suspension and numbered five pointed star outside countwheel striking on a bell mounted in the removable caddy top, signed ‘Clozier A Paris’, with pendulum, the bracket with similar decoration, with Rococo style gilt bronze mounts and cut brass inlay of scrolling tendrils, 
the clock 61cm high, 88cm high on bracket

The movement is winding, ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed.
Jacques Clouzier became a Master clockmaker in 1692 and a member of the Jurande from 1700. He was based at Rue des Pretres St Paul in 1748 and is recorded as still working in 1753. Tardy states that he signed his clocks ‘Clouzier a Paris’. (see Tardy, ‘Dictoinnaire des Horlogers Francais’, p.133.)

THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES.

Estimate: £2,000-£3,000