Clock

French (Paris)
mid-18th century
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany), Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

72.4 x 39.4 cm (28 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.54

Medium or Technique

Gilt-bronze, enameled metal, hard-paste porcelain, soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Clocks

Clock set in an elaborate symmetrically scrolling gilt-bronze lattice work arbor on rocaille gilt-bronze base. Dome shaped arbor surmounted by porcelain figure of draped child. Arbor opening below contains a porcelain figure group of lady at table sewing and a gentleman at right leaning toward her.

Markings

Clock face is marked *Jacob* above the hands and *A PARIS* below the hands; the base of the figure group is marked with blue crossed swords of the Meissen manufactory. According to the Coolidge catalogue, the only horloger

Provenance

Lord Gage, Firle Place, East Sussex, England [see note 1]. By 1960, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; May 3, 1960, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

NOTES:
[1] According to the Antique Porcelain Company invoice (May 3, 1960).

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge