Rare Henry Lepaute of Paris France Antique Clock early 1900's

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Rare Henry Lepaute of Paris France Antique Clock.
Circa Late 1800's to Early 1900's. 



Probably the most well known firm of French lens makers was HENRY-LEPAUTE (Le-Po-tay) of Paris. Many sources consistently list this firm as Henry Lepaute, or as Henry LePaute, as if Henry were a first name and Lepaute a surname. This is incorrect. Augustin Michael Henry, whose family was a major clock making family in France, began to work with Augustin Fresnel in 1825, designing the clockworks that would power the revolving lenses for lighthouses. He continued working with the Fresnel brothers supplying clockworks and later the lenses themselves, and opened his own factory in 1838. Augustin Henry's mother's maiden name was Paute. Her brothers were the Royal clockmakers to the French King from the 1750s. In 1854, Henry requested and received permission to add his mother's maiden name to his, changing his last name and that of the company to Henry-Lepaute, no doubt to further associate himself and his company with the prestigious name of the great clockwork company of the Pautes. 


The famous "HENRY - LEPAUTE - PARIS" lettering in a round maker's mark and Serial No. are found stamped within the underside of the brass gear section. Printed on the white face in black lettering "HENRY - LEPAUTE" and "PARIS".

Details

  • Period
    19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass
    Glass
    Iron
  • Condition
    Good. The original key is intact and the clock can be wound and the pendulum does Clock works but it is temperamental and will stop if moved at all. Must be wound every few days. Originl key is intact.
    Dimensions
    6 in. H
    15 cm H
  • Diameter
    21
  • Seller Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU93481058058
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