A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BOULLE CLOCK - REF No. 105
H: 30 in / 76 cm ; W: 14 1/4 in / 36 cm ; D:
A 19th century Boulle gilt and cut brass and tortoiseshell clock, the movement stamped Vincenti & Cie, of typical form with waisted case surmounted by a figure of Victory, the twelve piece enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic minute markers, the twin barrel movement striking on a gong, with sunburst pendulum.
Jean Vincenti started his clockmaking workshops before 1823 in Montbeliard, France but went bankrupt a year later, whereupon the clock manufacturer Roux took on the management on his behalf, making the roulant blancs (rough movements) for clockmakers to finish and use.
Vincenti died in 1834 with the clockmaking business that he started continuing to win numerous awards including the Medaille d’Argent (silver medal) in 1855.