Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock, Louis XVI period
Exceptional Hard-Paste Paris Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock, Louis XVI period
François-Louis Godon was received as a maître in Paris in February 1787, having begun working in horology several years previously. A partner of Furet as early as 1785, Godon is known to have had close ties to kings Charles III and Charles IV of Spain. In March 1786, named “Relojero de Camara”, he became the regular Parisian supplier of porcelains, clocks and bronze-mounted furniture to the Spanish court. Today, many of his clocks are in the Madrid Museum of Decorative Arts; several are also in the Spanish Royal Collections.