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Table Clock


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Gustave Baugrand, Napoleon III's court jeweler, exhibited this clock at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1867. Made in the form of a 16th-century tower clock, it is rich in Renaissance-style architectural and mythological ornamentation. Urania, the Muse of Astrology, stands on the pinnacle. Beneath her are personifications of the four Seasons with their infants, griffins (part eagle, part lion), terms (male heads on a tapering pillars), "atlantes" (monumental male figures supporting architectural elements), and "putti" riding chimeras (part lion, part serpent). Numerous notable craftsmen, including the designer P. Fauré, the silversmith firm Fannières Frères, and the enameler Théophile Soyer, worked on this clock for 18 months. Originally, the clock stood on an ivory base. The current base, bearing the monogram of the original owner, the earl of Dudley (1817-85), is a slightly later addition.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/13/1958Treatmentcleaned
10/17/1974Treatmentcleaned
9/02/1977Examinationexamined for loan
2/17/1988Examinationexamined for condition
2/17/1988Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • The Second Empire 1852-1870: Art in France under Napoleon III. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. 1978-1979.
Provenance Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1867; William, First Earl of Dudley (1817-1885), 1867, by purchase; Sale, New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1867
Medium
silver-gilt, gold, enamel, rock crystal, lapis lazuli
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.230
Measurements
14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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