Provenance: Purchased from Art Ancien, Via dei Coronari, Rome, c.1997.
The Collection of Sir Jeremy Lever.
Jean Antoine Lepine (1720-1814) received maitre in 1762 and was later was appointed Horloger du Roi. He subsequently served as watchmaker to Louis XVI and Napoleon I. Until 1772 he operated from premises in the rue Saint-Denis and in 1789 he moved to 12 Place des Victoires. Several clocks by Lepine are in the Royal Collection as he is said to have been a favourite clockmaker of George IV.