Cartel Clock

French (Paris)
mid-18th century
Movement by Antoine Cronier (French, 1732–1806), Design attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri (French, 1725-1792)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 116.8 x 53.3 x 22.9 cm (46 x 21 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

50.447

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Clocks

Ormolu sunburst top with a putto seated on the edge of the chariot of Venus with a pair of doves. Circular white enamel dial with maker’s name is possibly a later replacement. Panel of pierced work in the lower half enclosed by branches, with figure of cupid pulling drapery over reclining Venus. Scrolls and flowers at sides.

Provenance

1950, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Paine, Brookline, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Paine