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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