Louis Jouard

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Louis Jouard (d. in Paris circa 1770)
Was one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the second third of the 18th century. Having been named master clockmaker on September 13, 1724, he opened a workshop in the rue de la Monnaye, then in cloître Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois. He took over the workshop of his colleague Jean-Baptiste Coignet, soon winning great renown among connoisseurs of fine horology. He worked with the marchand-mercier (merchant of fine luxury goods) François Darnault. Contemporary documents mention several of his clocks as having belonged to important collectors: the probate inventories of Alexandre-Jean Boula de Mareuil, former avocat-général of the Paris Court; Claude-Pierre-Donat Bourdiet de Belleran, Cavalry Officer; and of Charles-Emmanuel de Crussol, the Duke d’Uzès.