Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
48.26 x 46.99 x 11.43 cm (19 x 18 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bisque porcelain with ormolu mounts
Not On View
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.
"Schmit a Paris" on dial
Incised on left side: "Manufacture de Mgr / Le Duc D'angoulem"
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).
Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury