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Joseph-Simon Cousin

Clockmaker

(1754 - circa 1790)

Joseph-Simon Cousin is one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the final third of the 18th century. After serving his apprenticeship with Pierre-Laurent Gautrin, he became maître horloger on June 5, 1778, opening a workshop in the rue de Harlay. He quickly became successful and soon received the coveted title of Horloger de Monseigneur le Comte d’Artois (brother of King Louis XVI).

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