Clock case

English
about 1761
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769), Signed by John Fladgate (English, working 1743 - 1781)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 18.4 cm (11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.353

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, enameled and gilded

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Incorporates a watch signed “Fladgate” (hands broken), in the center of a sunflower, surrounded by a bouquet of various flowers in natural colors, on scrolled and gilded base.

Inscription

On watch dial, "Fladgate"

Markings

Mark: Gold Anchor

Provenance

By 1925, probably Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

NOTES:
[1] A similar clock case is illustrated in R. Blunt, ed. "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery" (1925) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine