LOUIS XVI TABLE REGULATOR J. Antoine Lépine H.ger du Roy AParis No 4498 Janvier 1786 Monginot France
LOUIS XVI TABLE REGULATOR
Signed: J. Antoine Lépine H.ger du Roy AParis No 4498
Date on spring: Janvier 1786 Monginot
The spring-driven plated brass movement has going and striking trains, the going train with a pin-wheel escapement and compensation pendulum. The striking train, regulated by a count wheel, indicates the hours fully and the half hour with one stroke on a bell. The movement has central date and seconds indications. The back plate is signed and numbered by the maker J. Antoine Lepine h.ger du Roy AParis No. 4498.
Circular white enamel dial with black enamel Roman numerals. The outer track indicates the minutes. Every fifth minute is indicated by Arabic numerals, all other minutes are indicated by a dot. There is also an Arabic ring in red to indicate the date. The inner ring is for indication of the day, the opposite side of the hand pointing to the corresponding symbol of the day. The two winding holes are situated in the centre near the IIII and the VIII. The maker has signed the dial Lépine H.ger du Roi. The time is indicated by a fine pair of symmetrically pierced and engraved firegilt hands. The other hands are made of blued steel. The dial is surrounded by a firegilt bezel.
Case The mahogany case has glass on four sizes as well as on the top. The case has embellished gilt brass ornaments especially the lambrequin under the dial. The case rests on four rectangular feet.
Duration 1 week
Height 47.5 cm.
Width 28 cm.
Depth 21 cm.
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Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, pp. 386 and 470.
Jean-Antoine Lépine (also L’Pine, LePine, Lepine, L’Epine) was a revolutionary and inventive French watch and clockmaker, who contributed to watchmaking with crucial inventions still used nowadays. He was amongst the finest French watchmakers, who were years ahead of their time and colleagues in other countries.
Claude Monginot was a spring maker in Paris. Around 1784 he was working at Rue de la Harpe. He died around 1796.