The design for this clock appears as no. 17 of the Livre de dessins in the Doucet Library where it is given to Foullet and described as Cabinet d'Ebénisterie longue piece de table chinoise and costing 144 livres for the gilt version (H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, fig. 3.2.9). Foullet, who had an important stock of clock cases, also most likely had a commercial catalogue and could either make new cases or simply adapt existing ones.
Models identical to the present clock are illustrated in E. Niehüser, French Bronze Clocks, Atglen, PA, 1999, p. 243, pl. 150 and another was sold Christie's, London, 11 June 1992, lot 113.
The present clock belongs to a group of similar clocks, often with ram's head angles rather than the espagnolettes of the present version and other slight differences in the mounts. Many of these have cases made by Jean Goyer, mantre in 1760. One is illustrated in S. Eriksen, Early Neoclassicism in France, London, 1974, no. 107 and another was sold Sotheby's Monaco, 24 June, 2000, lot 118.
A virtually identical clock signed by Foullet sold from the collection of Evelyn Annenberg Hall, 17 May 2006, lot 339. Another nearly identical clock, with a slightly different sphere finial, was also advertised by Jean-Baptiste Diette, Paris, in Connaisance des Arts, September, 1964, p. 152.