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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.
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Vase (Pot à fleurs)
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Marking:  Crossed Ls enclosing B (factory mark and year letter; in blue enamel on underside of ewer)
 Crossed Ls enclosing trace of illegible letter (on underside of basin)
Olivier Lévy ; Private Collection, Belgium ; [ Stiebel Ltd. , New York, before 1950; sold to Mr. Wilson ]
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