Jacques Corniquet, maître in 1785.
This clock corresponds directly to a drawing preserved in the Bibliothèque Doucet, Paris (H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p. 249, fig. 4.6.16). The drawing is not only apparently a depiction of an existing clock (possibly the present lot), but also a design, and can be found in the Livres des Desseins, albeit unsigned by a fondeur-ciseleur. Though the design is unsigned, the similarities with the hand of Louis Prieur should not be overlooked. Other versions of this model are in the Munich Residenz and the Huntingdon Art Gallery, Washington.