CONSOLE CLOCK Caron A Paris Ca. 1725 France

Console Clock

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CONSOLE CLOCK
Signed: Caron A Paris
Circa 1725
France

Movement
Console clock with a spring-driven movement is constructed between waisted brass plates and has anchor escapement with a short pendulum. In addition it has pull quarter repeat, the hours with one strike on a bell and the quarters on three bells. The back plate is signed Caron A Paris.

Dial
The ormolu dial has thirteen enamelled cartouches, twelve of which have blue Roman hour numerals, surrounded by an Arabic five-minute ring. The round center has hour, half hour and quarters markers. The time is indicated by a period pair of blued-steel hands. There is a small hole in the XII cartouche, which give access to the rise-and-fall regulation, which is connected to the silk-suspended pendulum. Below the chapter ring is a white enamel signature cartouche: Caron A Paris.

Case
The waisted, turtle-shell-veneered oak case of this Console clock rests on a similarly executed bracket. Case and bracket are embellished with brass line inlays as well as ormolu cast brass ornaments, showing leaf and vine motifs. The dial is protected by a waisted glazed door with a gilt-brass frame. The case is surmounted by a mask, in front of a shell.

Duration 1 week

Height 39 cm.
Width 20 cm.
Depth 11 cm.

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Literature
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1972, p. 111.

The maker
The maker, André -Charles Caron, son of Daniel Caron, became master in 1722. He was the father of the French writer Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. He worked at the Rue St. Denis and was Horloger du Roi (Louis XV). His daughter Françoise is married with the famous clockmaker Jean Antoine Lépine in 1756. Caron and Lépine worked together between 1756 and 1769.
Caron died in 1775.

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