Dieudonné Kinable (active circa 1790-1810)
Is one of the most important Parisian horologists of the late 18th century. Established at n° 131, Palais Royal, he purchased many porcelain lyre-type cases from the Sèvres porcelain manufactory, acquiring twenty-one such cases in different colours. He worked with the finest artisans of the time, using enamel dials painted by the famous enamellists Joseph Coteau (1740-1801) and Etienne Gobin, known as Dubuisson (1731-1815). During the Empire period, certain of his pieces were acquired by important collectors, such as the Duchess of Fitz-James and André Masséna, Prince d’Essling and Duc de Rivoli, a former Napoleonic Marshal.