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Musical clock

Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis

Information about Musical clock

  • Year created: c. 1762
  • Creator: Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis (designer)
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Dimensions: 90.5 x 66 x 30 cm
  • Collection: Furniture
  • Gallery: Back State Room

A glorious confection of exuberant gilt bronze and rose pink silk, this beautifully-modelled clock strikes on the hour and plays a variety of tunes, a charming reminder of the passing of time. The case is flanked by sprays of flowers and leaves and, perched on a rocky outcrop at the top, a beautifully modelled spaniel peers down as he uses his paws to retrieve a pheasant from beneath an oak branch. A banner emblazoned with the fleur-de-lys suggests this may have been made for Louis XV.

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An image of a musical clock
F97 - Musical Clock, Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis (designer), François René Morlay (case); François Viger (clock)

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