ENGRAVING Clock Making Horizontal Clock Hour Ring DIDEROT & D'ALEMBERT
… ANTIQUE copperplate engraving from Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert 1751-1772 … “Horlogerie, Sonerie des Heures de l’Horloge Horizontale” ...
SIDE NOTE: Louis Dauthiau (Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux 1713, † after 1769). Inventor of an equation of time mechanism, described by Berthoud, he was chosen by Passemant to make and assemble the movement of his famous astronomical clock supplied to the King in 1753. He took the title of Horloger du Roi in 1751 and on 5 March 1754 a Council decree exempted him from apprenticeship qualifications, but he does not seem to have been received as master. Responsible for the maintenance of Passemant’s clock, as also that of Berthoud’s at Versailles. He was also temporarily associated with Jean-Louis Bouchet, as a dial bearing both their names is described at Philippe Caffieri’s in 1770 and 1774
• NICE GIFT FOR THE ‘TIME’ CONNOISSEUR / FANTASTIC WALL CREATION FOR THAT INDUSTRIAL CHIC LOOK • engraving (s) have been protected in plastic sleeves • page size: 12” x 8 ¾” • engraving: 8 ¾” x 6 ¼”
• full size including matt: 15 ½” x 13” (matt is a soft ivory color – showing white in photos) – upper facing left has finger smudges on matt as shown on last photo
• heavy weight textured paper with embossed border (border may not show in photos) • binding edge holes (facing left may not show on photo) • nice clean condition & ready to frame • engraving is not glued down – only taped gently at upper edge • $25.00 – SHIPPING AVAILABLE
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