This clock is after a design by De Verberie inscribed Le Matelot in the Cahier de Dessin de Pendules of the Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris (of which some designs are illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Proschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 381, fig. 5.15.28). Several of the designs are inscribed by 'De Verberie', the marchand-mercier who in 1804 had a shop at the Boulevard du Temple where he sold clocks representing a series of the Continents, including that a l'Americaine.
A pen and ink drawing of this model inscribed Michel, no.120 aoust de dépot legal is in the Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. This same model is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Français du Moyen Age au XXe Siécle, Paris, 1997, p. 343, pl. A., whilst a similar example sold, Christie's, Paris, Succession du Baron Fould-Springer et Objets d'art provenant de la Succession de Cécile de Rothschild, 11 March 2003, lot 360 (€22,325).