Lot 1534 ♣ - A192 The Müller-Frei Collection - Tuesday, 16. June 2020, 02.00 PM
SMALL CHINOISERIE PENDULE D'ALCOVE ON BASE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY
Jean Baptiste Baillon (maître from 1727 onwards) was a very important watch-maker during the time of Louis XV and was known for the exceptional quality of his clocks. Unlike many of the guild members of the time, he numbered his works. Baillon obtained many important titles: "Valet de Chambre de la Reine", "Valet de Chambre-Horloger Ordinaire de la Reine" and later "Premier Valet de Chambre et Valet de Chambre-Horloger Ordinaire de la Dauphine". Cf. J.D. Augarde, Les ouvriers du temps, Geneva 1996; pp. 272f. (biogr. information). H.L. Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris; p. 21 (biogr. information).
CHF 5 000 / 8 000
€ 4 390 / 7 020
Sold for CHF 21 040 (including buyer’s premium)
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