Jean-Antoine Lépine

Lépine Horloger de l’Impératrice:
It is sometimes difficult to attribute pieces by Lépine to a particular member of this Parisian horological dynasty of the late 18th and the early 19th century. The signature and the date of the present example allow it to be attributed to Alexandre-Pierre-François Raguet, known as Raguet-Lépine, the son of Jean-Antoine I’s son-in-law, who took over the Raguet-Lépine workshop in 1810 after the death of his cousin Jean-Antoine II Lépine. A few years later he sold the workshop to Paul Chapuy and embarked on a political career, becoming Deputy of Vendôme from 1834 to 1845. He was named Pair de France by Louis-Philippe in August 1845.