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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1305

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED RED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED BRACKET CLOCK

    THE MOVEMENT BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BAILLON, THE CASE BY ADRIEN JEROME JOLLAIN, CIRCA 1765

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED RED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED BRACKET CLOCK
    THE MOVEMENT BY JEAN-BAPTISTE BAILLON, THE CASE BY ADRIEN JEROME JOLLAIN, CIRCA 1765
    The case surmounted by a dove and decorated overall with roses, the enameled Roman and Arabic dial signed Baillon A Paris, the two-train striking movement with count wheel and anchor escapement, the bracket centered by a trophy, stamped J.JOLLAIN four times, the mounts incised AI, later decorated
    50 in. (127 cm.) high, 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) wide, 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) deep


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    Jean-Baptiste Baillon, maître in 1727.
    Adrien Jérôme Jollain, maître in 1763.

    The present case was created by Adrien-Jérôme Jollain (maître 1763 d. 1788), was established in the cloister of St. John Lateran. He came from a family of clockmakers and specialized in clock cases. He served his apprenticeship as an ébéniste and was received as maître in August of 1763 and thereafter continued to specialize in creating clock cases. Jean-Baptiste Baillon maître horloger in 1727, was one of France's most celebrated clockmakers of the 18th century. He was one of the most prolific Parisian clock makers of the 18th century. In 1753 Berthoud describing his workshop as ‘the finest and richest Clock Shop’.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Georges de Batz, New York, in 1959.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.