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CLOCK

Made by: Cassan

On view in: Adam Bedroom


About this object

The round clock face, rimmed in gilt bronze, is set in an octagonal frame in white biscuit which in turn is set within a square. The resulting small triangular corners, contain in each a metal plaque with a star. The case is topped by a female figure in white biscuit, seated on a blue plinth, on the front of which is applied a fountain with a lion mask and a shell-like basin. On each side on a curved ledge, is a small urn in gilt bronze. Below these are floral swags in high relief in white biscuit on blue. The rectangular base has on the front a plaque in gilt metal in low relief with a basin and two doves in the center, flanked by palmette. Four round feet in ridged gilt bronze.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
CLOCK
Made from:
Biscuit -- gilt bronze
Made in:
Perpignan, France
Date made:
ca. 1800
Size:
40.6 × 24.4 cm (16 × 9 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.35
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION Face inscribed: "Cassan à Perpignan"
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973