Jacques Mauduit is one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the second half of the 18th century, after serving his apprenticeship he became a Master on March 17, 1763. His workshop was located first in the rue Saint-Honoré, then in the rue Dauphine. He quickly achieved renown among the influential collectors of the day. Mauduit appears to have married Suzanne Hémon, probably the sister of clockmaker Claude Hémon. During the French Revolution he was a Lieutenant in the army. A notarial document from the final years of the 18th century cites him as a merchant and a former officer. Several years later, one of his clocks was listed in the probate inventory of Nicole-Colette Lefebvre-Dutillet de Villebazin.