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Pierre-Martin Merra


Pierre-Martin Merra was one of the most important Parisian clockmakers in the second half of the 18th century. After becoming a master on November 25, 1773, he opened workshops in the rue aux Ours, the rue Saint-Denis, and the passage de l’ancien Grand Cerf. He met with immediate success among important horological collectors. During the late 18th century examples of his work were mentioned in the probate inventories of the wife of Laurent-Gabriel Mouchy, Antoine-Denis d’Alsace d’Hénin-Liétard, and Charles-Louis-François-Antoine, Marquis de Montaigu.

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