Mantel Clock

French (Paris)
Louis XVI
1785–90
Jean-Antoine Lepine (French, 1720–1814)


Dimensions

59.05 cm (23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.76

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze, black and white marble, enameled dial, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Clocks

A mantel clock in “Chinoiserie” style. Shaped base of white marble with ormolu feet & mounts. Two tapering pillars: circular ormolu bands on each with 4 or 5 bells pendent. Circular dial between, surmounted by a Chinese figure, has day-of-month hand central with dial. Days of week on face. Sunburst & mask on pendulum.

Provenance

According to tradition, owned by Elias Haskett Derby of Salem (1739-1799); by 1939, Mr. & Mrs. Maxim Karolik. 1944, purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund