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Ref: CK - 04

Clockmaker/By : Peter Jacquet of London

Duration : 8 Day.

Circa : 1770.

Height : 88 inches.

Case :
Mahogany pagoda hood with silk backed fretwork in pagoda.
Large flambeau finials to sides of hood.
Side observation windows to hood.
Reeded columns inlaid with brass and Corinthian brass capitals to hood.
Typical arched London trunk door and double plinth base with lozenge applied panel.
Width at widest point 18.5" (hood)

Dial :
12"x 16" arched brass dial with strike/silent feature flanked by dolphins in arch.
Silvered chapter ring with matted centre and seconds dial.
Eagle supported urn style spandrels.B13
Maker's name in engraved cartouche and salt box date aperture.
Quality matching steel hour and minute hands.
Roman numerals
Brass encased weights

Maker :
Peter Jaquet is listed as in London 1763 and was a member of a clock making dynasty that spanned Europe. They originated in Switzerland, name alternately spelt 'Jacquet':

Jean Jaquet Jersey 1614 maintained church clock.
--- Jaquet Switzerland 1652.
Guillaume Jaquet Switzerland 1668-80.
--- Jaquet London c1720.
Jean Jacquet-Droz rance 1725.
Joseph Jacquet Paris 1735 - died 1797.

 

Pierre Jaquet-Droz
Basle, Neuchatel, Paris, Geneva and Madrid.
Born 1721 Switzerland, died 1790 Switzerland.
Celebrated clock-maker / mechanician and made a number of famous automata bought by Ferdinand VI of Spain.


Henri Jaquet - Droz Switzerland with London branch.
Born 1752, son of Pierre above, died 1791.
Celebrated clock, watch and automaton maker.
Made many watches for China.


--- Jaquet France 1752 invented a piston for pumps
--- Jaquet Belgium second half 18c. Clockmaker to the Prince Eveque
Amy Jean Jaquet Paris - mid 18c
Andre Jaquet Switzerland 1775
--- Jaquet Switzerland 1790
Jeune Jaquet Paris 1812
Louis Jacquet Geneva c1890

Price : £5,750

Guarantee : 12 months.

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