Modeled as a seated general, holding a scrolled parchment, above a clock face, the plinth cast with acanthus and scrolls
28 in. (71 cm.) high, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) wide, 734 in. (19.7 cm.) deep
Anonymous Sale; Osenat, Fontainebleau, 14-15 June 2003, lot 505.
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Robert Robin (1742-1799) in 1777 became Clockmaker to His Royal Highness the Duc de Chartres and in 1782 he became Clockmaker to the King. The business was continued by his two sons Nicholas-Robert Robin (1775-1816), who later became horloger to Louis XVIII, and his brother Jean-Joseph Robin (1806-1858).

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