LeFebure a Fontainebleau
The rectangular glazed ormolu case has numerous decorative appliques including a palmette border, five decorative finials, five-pointed stars to the sides and a reeded cupola with a hinged handle above.
The white porcelain dial has black Roman numerals for the hours, black Arabic numbers for the five-minute marks, cast ormolu hands, is signed by the maker, ‘LE BURE A FONTAINEBLEAU’ and is indistinctly signed on the back by the enameler.
Jean Lefebvre was admitted master in 1733 and became clockmaker to the King working in Paris and Fontainebleau.
The springs are signed ‘Novembre, 1762’.
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