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Wall Clock (Pendule à Répétition):Enamel dial
Wall Clock (Pendule à Répétition):Enamel dial
The dial's central enamel plaque is painted with the last name of the clockmaker Jean-Jacque Fiéffé and the words "de l'observatoire." This simply meant that Fiéffé was responsible for maintaining the clocks of the Paris Observatory.


Movement by Jean-Jacques Fiéffé, clockmaker; clock case by Unknown ébéniste; possibly after Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, designer
French, Paris, 1735 - 1740
Gilt bronze, enameled metal, wood carcass, glass
H: 4 ft. 4 1/2 in. x W: 2 ft. 2 1/2 in. x D: 5 5/8 in.
72.DB.89