Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Minerva clock

Maker:
Case maker: Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham)
Maker:
Movement: Theodore Rodel (recorded 1840) (Paris, France)
Maker:
and Vincenti et Cie (1831–1890) (Paris, France)
Maker:
Clockmaker: Henri-Charles Baltazard (recorded 1717–72) or
Maker:
Clockmaker: Louis-Charles Baltazard (recorded 1761–83)
Date:
ca. 1770
Culture:
British
Medium:
Gilt bronze, marble, enamel, brass, steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 × 13 × 8 1/4 in. (48.3 × 33 × 21 cm)
Classifications:
Horology, Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Horace Wood Brock, in loving memory of his parents, Hope and Horace Brock, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.489
Not on view
The clock shows Minerva unveiling a vase with an oval medallion depicting Prudence making libations at the shrine of Time. The design for the case is found in Boulton's Pattern Book. The movement by Theodore Rodel (recorded 1840) and Vincenti et Cie (recorded 1831–90) is a replacement for the original and was probably sold in Paris about 1840.
Signature: Signed On dial: CH_LES BALTAZARD/ APARIS
Horace Wood Brock (until 1993; to MMA)
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