Lesieur, a Parisian clockmaker recorded Vielle rue de Temple in 1806 and rue de la Verrerie 1812-1820.
A very similar clock, formerly in the collection of the duc de Caraman, was sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 14 June 1981, lot 96 and is also illustrated H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 348, fig. 5.6.3. Two other examples are recorded, one at Schloss Ludwigsburg and another formerly with Galerie San Giorgi, Rome, in 1913.
This model, previously attributed to Pierre-François Feuchère has recently been reattributed by J.D. Augarde in his latest book Les Ouvriers du Temps to Etienne Blavet. Etienne Blavet, maître fondeur 18 June 1772, is recorded living in the rue Thibaut in 1787. He often worked for clockmakers such as Breant and Furet. In 1787 he supplied une paire de flambeaux en marbre, vase forme Medicis to the gilder Carangeot.
This model was created in 1807 and also commercialized by the marchand-bronzier Feuchère. An example appears as No. 8 in his 1812 sale catalogue and was sold for 3,400 francs.