Germain Claude Lory le Jeune is recorded as Master in 1778 and working from Rue de Grenelle in 1781 and then Rue de Phelippeau from 1789-1815. He was apparently renowned for his fine astronomical clocks and the present example certainly confirms that. The most unusual feature is the use of enamel chapter rings for the mean and solar ring and year calendar ring below. This combination against the dominance of the ormolu and amboyna gives the clock a much warmer and more handsome appearance than if the rings were of silvered brass or pure enamel.
The presence of the date on the dial gives a useful and accurate pointer to dating similar clocks by other makers