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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass

Out on Loan

Out On Loan





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.


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