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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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Fruit basket (one of a pair)
Vase with cover
Milk jug (Pot à lait pestum) (part of a service)
Sugar bowl with cover (Pot à sucre pestum) (part of a service)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 553
Marking:  Crossed Ls enclosing fleur-de-lis and Sèvres 23 stamped in blue (factory mark and year letter for 1823)
 MC 6 mars 23 in gold (decorator's mark)
 2-g incised
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