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Clock set in an elaborate symmetrically scrolling gilt-bronze lattice work arbor on rocaille gilt-bronze base. Dome shaped arbor surmounted by porcelain figure of draped child. Arbor opening below contains porcelain figure group of lady at table sewing and a gentleman at right leaning toward her.


Clock face is marked *Jacob* above the hands and *A PARIS* below the hands; the base of the figure group is marked with blue crossed swords of the Meissen manufactory. According to the Coolidge catalogue, the only horloger


Lord Gage, England [see note 1]. By 1960, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; May 3, 1960, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993) NOTES: [1] According to the Antique Porcelain Company invoice (May 3, 1960).

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

French (Paris), mid-18th century

Object Place

Paris, France


72.4 x 39.4 cm (28 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilt-bronze, enameled metal, hard-paste porcelain, soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding