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Clock

French (Paris)
about 1785-1789
Movement by Jean-Nicolas Schmit (active about 1780-1820; died 1820), Case by Duc d'Angouleme's manufactory (French, working 1781 - 1828)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

48.26 x 46.99 x 11.43 cm (19 x 18 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

28.894

Medium or Technique

Bisque porcelain with ormolu mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Clocks

Bisque porcelain with ormolu mounts. Putti with book (Poetry) and palette (Painting) leaning on dial. Shaped, glazed pedestal enriched with reserves of grisaille painting of cupids in the style of Sauvage. Round dial marked with hours, minutes, days of month, days of week.

Markings

"Schmit a Paris" on dial
Incised on left side: "Manufacture de Mgr / Le Duc D'angoulem"

Provenance

1926, French and Company, New York [see note]. 1928, gift of Harriet J. (Mrs. Frederick T.) Bradbury (d. 1930), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 1928)

NOTE: As illustrated in Edward Wenham, "The Renewed Interest in Old Clocks," International Studio, June 1926, p. 82 (photography credit on p. 81).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury