The design is credited to Pierre-Antoine Foullet from a drawing of circa 1770 numbered ‘38’ formerly in the Bibliothèque Doucet, Paris and now in the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris (reproduced in H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, pl. 3.8.8, p. 184).
Examples from the Louis XV period include:
- One signed on the dial 'Moisy à Paris', now in the Musée du Louvre which was bequeathed in 1911 by Count Isaac de Camondo (illustrated in D. Alcouffe, A. Dion-Tenebaum and G. Mabille, Les bronzes d'Ameublement du Musée du Louvre, 2004, p. 84, no. 36).
- One signed to the bronze by Robert Osmond (1711-89) (illustrated in Ottomeyer and Pröschel, op. cit, p. 542).
- One signed on the dial 'Julien Leroy à Paris', formerly belonging to Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, from the Villa Demidoff, Florence sale, 21-24 April 1969, lot 219.
Interestingly there is in bibliotheque Musée des Arts Décoratifs a drawing by Beurdeley of a closely related, if not exactly the same, model of cartel clock.