|Dates||1706 - 1784, master 1720|
The works of Antoine-Nicolas Martinière, one of the most famous enamelers of clock dials during the reign of
Monsieur Martinière, Enameler...undertook it and was so successful in every respect that he had the honor of presenting it himself to His Majesty, who was pleasantly surprised....We have all the more reason to assume that M. Martinière will be able to progress yet further because he embodies various talents which are necessary for him to succeed.
A year later, Martinière was named emailleur et pensionnaire du roi (Enameler and Pensioner of the King). He belonged to a family of enamelers that included not only his father, described by the Mercure as an "able" enameler, but also his two brothers and three cousins.