The case signed: ST Germain for Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (French, 1719–1791); the movement signed: Gosselin à Paris, possibly Jean-Philippe (French, d. 1766) or Jean-Baptiste Gosselin (French, active Paris until 1753)
Bronze, originally gilded or silvered, enameled dial
16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Bequest of Ogden Mills, 1937 (37.160.9)
One of the few signed pieces of gilt bronze in the Museum's collection, the case, composed of Rococo scrolls, acanthus foliage, flowers, and berries, bears the signature of Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain on one of its back legs. De Saint-Germain was an important bronze caster and chaser in Paris who specialized in clock cases, furniture mounts, and various forms of lighting. The original lacquered finish, silvering, or gilding of this clock has been lost.