An 18th Century, Regence Period, Boulle Bracket Clock. Circa. 1715
The circular ormolu dial with individual white enamel Roman cartouche chapters, original cut steel hands, signed ‘J GODDE LAISNE’ on an enamel plaque below, the movement with rectangular plates joined by six vase-shaped back-pinned pillars, with two barrels and verge escapement with silk suspension, with calibrated countwheels, the back plate signed ‘J GODDE LAISNE’, the door with apollo mask, emblematic of the sun king, within a bell-shaped case with trellis and foliate trailing inlay, to the top with a patera cabochon of Alexander the Great surmounted with the figure de l’enfant hercules and with trellis and foliate ormolu to the hipped angles, on C-scroll feet.
110 cm. high.
Jean Godde L’aîné a Paris: GODDE. Jean Paris 1691-1729 signed J. Godde Laisne. Was received as Maître Horologer (Master Clockmaker) in 1691 and was Clockmaker to Louis XIV.
Jean Godde L’aîné a Paris: Parisian clock and watchmaker, became Maître horologer ( Master clockmaker ) in 1691. Jean Godde L’aîné a Paris 1691 – 1729. Jean Godde L’aîné is recorded as having made a clock for Louis XIV to use at the Louvre and his name is found as Jean Godde L’aîné a Paris on boulle clocks.
The Wrightsman Collection. Vols. 1 and 2, Furniture, Gilt Bronze and Mounted Porcelain, Carpets. By F. B. J. Watson. pg.568
Watchmakers & Clockmakers Of The World. By. Brian Loomes.
Reference: ‘ THE METROPLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ‘.