8-day movement with half hour striking on a bell, vernis martin case with fine bronzes
22.5-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals signed Viger A Paris, foliate pierced and engraved gilt hands, 8-day movement with verge escapement and silk suspended pendulum, half hour countwheel striking on a bell, backplate signed Viger A Paris No 1060, well proportioned waisted case with Vernis Martin decor of polychrome flowers on a yellow ground, surmounted by a foliate bronze cresting, further scroll and flowers bronze mounts throughout, raised on rococo feet, back stamped for the cabinet maker B. Lieutaud, on a matching similar stamped ogee shaped bracket.
François Viger worked as master clockmaker from 1745 until 1783. He worked for the court from 1770 and was 'Juré' for the guild in 1771. He worked with the famous bronzier St-Germain and ebéniste B. Lieutaud.
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