This model is based on a marquetry-veneered clock by Charles-Michel Cochois (maître-ébéniste c. 1730-64), currently at Waddesdon Manor. Although stamped by Cochois, the anonymous bronzier was the true genious behind this heavily-mounted clock. In conception, the triton supports relate to designs by Boucher and Eisen, but more likely derive from the fountains of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. (see G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Clocks and Gilt Bronzes, London, 1974, vol. I, cat. 8, pp. 72-5). A 19th century version of this clock by Monbro Fils Aîné, with a Boulle marquetry base similar to the present model, is in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. Another mid-19th century example, attributed to Befort, was offered Christie's London, 1 October 2002, lot 172.