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Urn Clock
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Urn Clock


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Description A serpent indicates with its tongue the hours and minutes on the bands revolving around the urn. Clockmaker Jean-André Le Paute began to work for Louis XV in 1751 and eventually made clocks for a number of royal châteaux. This clock demonstrates how Sèvres porcelain plaques were mounted in various furniture forms during the 1770s and 80s. The porcelains bear the date-letter for 1774.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1774
Medium
ormolu, soft paste porcelain
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.248
Measurements
17 1/2 x 9 7/16 in. (44.5 x 24 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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