VERY FINE AND SMALL PORTABLE CLOCK
In turtleshell and brass veneer, with ormolu decorations applied, signed Louis Ourry à Paris on the dial and the backplate. Very finely engraved and gilt dial with silvered chapter ring and blued steel hands.
Subsidiary half-dial above for Advance/Retard regulation. Movement with its original verge escapement and vertical steel balance wheel with three arms, visible at the back of the rear plate. Hourly countwheel strike on a bronze bell hidden under the hood.
Louis OURRY, born in Blois, † Paris 1699. Son of Jacques, apothicary and of
Marie Lepelletier. Married to Suzanne Guineau. Protestant. Made master in Paris. Established Quai Pelletier (1684).
His widow is recorded Quai des Orfèvres in the Ville de Blois where she carried on with her late husband's business. In December 1700, during the process of an inventory in her business premises, seventeen clocks were found to be in violation of the sumptuary edict.
Ourry used cases by André Charles Boulle and the président de Montholon was one of his customers.
Museums: London, British Museum; Paris, Musée du Louvre, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bibliothèque Mazarine; Versailles, Château.
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All clocks are carefully selected and restored to the highest standards, and are supplied with a full guarantee of authenticity and working order, delivered and installed personally wherever possible.
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