- Clockmaker: Julien Le Roy (French, Tours 1686–1759 Paris)
- Case maker: Chantilly (French)
- ca. 1745–49
- French, Paris with French, Chantilly case
- Chantilly soft-paste porcelain mounted on gilt bronz, flowers of soft- and hard-paste porcelain; clock face of white enameled metal
- Height: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
- Accession Number:
The figure of Pu-tai Ho-shang, a Chinese apostle of the Buddha, is a literal copy made at Chantilly in the 1740s of a blanc de chine model that originated at Tê-hua in the Fukien province of China and was exported to the West in the first half of the eighteenth century. Augustus the Strong owned a number of examples, presumably those described in the 1721 inventory of the Japanese Palace in Dresden as sitting pagods. This Chantilly version may be compared to a blanc de chine figure, mounted, like this, in French gilt bronze of about 1745–49 in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Thirteen of the flowers are original and are of soft-paste porcelain made at Chantilly; the remainder are replacements in hard-paste porcelain. The clock has a rack-and-nail quarter-striking movement; the movement and hands are original; the pendulum suspension has been replaced with a nineteenth-century Brocot suspension, and the pendulum is missing.
[Bill Rieder, 1984]
 P. J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, New York, 1969, p. 160.
 F. J. B. Watson, Chinese Porcelains in European Mounts (exhib. cat.), New York, China House Gallery, 1980, no. 5.