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Jean Vincenti (d 1834)

Biography of clockmaker Jean Vincenti (d 1834)

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.

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Lot FS36/824

Lot FS36/824: Vincenti et Cie, Paris, A Victorian Globe Clock

Vincenti et Cie, Paris, a Victorian globe clock the eight-day duration movement having a replaced platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, the backplate bearing the trademark stamp of the maker Vincenti et Cie and numbered 36B, contained in a blue lacquer globe with raised gilt-brass Roman numerals, decorative applied raised stars and gilt-brass hands depicting arrows, held aloft by three gilt-metal winged cherubs standing on a cylindrical white marble base with applied gilt-metal floral mounts, on a further shaped base and standing on four gilt-metal feet, height 39.5cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £480

Lot FS20/986

Lot FS20/986: Francois Moreau, A French Spelter Mantel Clock

Francois Moreau, a French spelter mantel clock, the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the blanc roulant maker, Vincenti et Cie, the white enamel dial having black Arabic numerals with decorative floral swags between and decorative engraved brass hands, the spelter case depicting a cherub holding a garland of flowers, all standing on a marble base with decorative gilt-metal feet, the case marked Francois Moreau, Salon des Beaux Arts, a France with a brass plaque to the front engraved Amour Brulantses Armes, with repeat signature, height: 35cm.

Estimate: £300 - £600
Realised: £480

Lot FS18/765

Lot FS18/765: Vincenti et Cie, A French Four-glass Mantel Clock

Vincenti et Cie, a French four-glass mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong with the backplate stamped with the trademark A & N, Paris within a cameo along with the trademark of the movement maker 'Vincenti et Cie, Medaille d'Argent 1855', the enamel dial with floral swags between the blue Roman numerals and decorative blued steel hands, the bezel set with a ring of paste brilliants, repeated to the gilt-brass pendulum bob, the Anglaise style four-glass case with Corinthian columns to the fluted columns on the front corners and standing on stepped feet, height: 34 cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Realised: £950

Lot FS15/690

Lot FS15/690: Lenoir A Paris - A 19th Century French Porcelain and Gilt-metal Mantel Clock

Lenoir a Paris - a 19th Century French porcelain and gilt-metal mantel clock with the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped for the maker 'Lenoir a Paris' and the maker of the roulant blanc 'Vincenti et Cie, 1623', the white enamel dial with blue Roman numerals, gilt-brass pierced and engraved hands and signed 'Lenoir, Paris', the shaped gilt-metal case mounted either side with two putti riding swans, with a shaped porcelain panel to the front depicting cherubs at play on a bed of straw, two oval plaques depicting female heads and further panels to the sides, surmounted by a gilt-metal wreath and doves, standing on a giltwood base, height: 43cm (inc. base) * For details of Vincenti see lot no691.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £1,850

Lot FS15/691

Lot FS15/691: Rosper Rousell, Paris - A Shaped Glass and Brass Mantel Clock

Rosper Rousell, Paris - a shaped glass and brass mantel clock with an eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countweel, the backplate signed 'Rosper Rousell, Paris' and stamped with the trademark of the maker of the roulant blanc 'Vincenti et Cie a Paris', the white enamel dial with repeat maker's signature, gilt Roman numerals, brass moon hands and a decorative centre, the shaped case with glass panels having pierced and engraved gilt brass mounts set behind, with two gilt-metal putti sat to the front examining a bee-hive and further gilt-metal mounts to the case, standing on a shaped gilded base, height: 50cm * Vincenti set up his factory producing roulant blancs in Montbeliard in 1823 but went bankrupt a year later, whereupon the clock manufacturer Roux took on the management. They were awarded a silver medal for their movements at the Paris Exhibition of 1824 Vincenti died in 1834.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £1,650