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Jean-Hilaire Bassereau (1743-1810)He was Horloger de l’Empereur et Roy, a fine Parisian maker, studentof Lepine. He died in 1810.Bassereau was an extremely versatile maker, who created manyluxurious pieces such as carillon watches or singing bird watches; onthe other hand he also produced watches that were well-made butquite simple in design. One of his precision timekeepers for exampleis a chronometer with pivoted detent escapement held by the BritishMuseum. For a time Bassereau’s business was located in the RueVivienne, where it was continued by his son. It later moved to theRue Neuve des Petits Champs. Upon his death in 1810 Bassereau’swidow took over the business and it was registered under her nameuntil 1840; then it was sold to Henri Dautreme. Dautreme continuedtrading at the Neuve des Petits Champs location until 1890.Source: “Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World”, by G.H. BaillieVol. I, Edinburgh/London, 1947, p. 1833312 G/C: 2 Z/D: 2, 32 W/M: 2, 41, 515.000 - 8.000 EUR 6.800 - 10.800 USD 50.000 - 80.000 HKD

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