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2014.170.1 (RS259257)

Description

Mantel clock, porcelain body and face. Elaborately painted porcelain clock with applied porcelain flowers has a man and a woman seated on the base. The woman is wearing a purple floral dress with blue veil and yellow shawl. The man is wearing a blue floral tunic. Small figures of a boy and girl sit atop the clock on either side of the flame shaped finial. The boy is wearing a blue floral tunic and the girl's is pink. Both are holding a garland of flowers. Clock has Japy Fils clock works and two brass clock keys, one small and one large. Part of a garniture set with accompanying candelabra.

Details

Maker
Meissen (Manufacturer)
Japy Frere & Cie (Clockmaker)
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
"7 100" "JAPY FILS \ EXPO \ 1855 \ MEDAILLES \ 1844 1849" "4 1" (stamped)
"R A / 1654" ("R A" is engraved "1654" is stamped)
"HIGGINS, MAGNUSON & CO. \ HOROLOGICAL EXPERTS \ AND JEWELERS \ 387 WASHINGTON ST., \ BOSTON, MASS." "...Right. \ Regulate with the Small Key on \ the square over XXI, turning to \ the right to make [indechiperable text] and \ to the left [indechiperable text] slower. \ ... will turn of regulator makes \ a difference of about one minute a ..." (printed)
"8" (stamped)
Location of origin
Germany
Material
porcelain
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Clock
clocks
porcelain
Dimensions
17 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2014.170.1
GUSN
305313

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