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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Exquisitely constructed, the case of this clock boasts finely detailed marquetry designs and a multitude of functions, including dials that indicate the time in ten of the most important cities in the world.
This clock is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013). See Collections to learn more about this clock.
David Roentgen: Long-Case Clock
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Teapot in the shape of a peach (cadogan type)
Vase with flowers and birds (one of a pair)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 201
The inventory mark on the underside of this plate indicates that it was owned by Augustus II (1670–1733), elector of Saxony and king of Poland, one of Europe’s most avid collectors of East Asian porcelain in the eighteenth century.
Marking:  Crossed swords (in underglaze blue)
 N=149- above W (incised, Japanese Palace mark)
[ Johanneum ; sold to Hackenbrock] ; Hackenbrock , Frankfort, 1929; sold to McClellan?
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