Wall clock (cartel) with movement of later date

Case maker: Jacques Caffieri French
Clockmaker: Ferdinand Berthoud French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 631

This complicated and highly asymmetrical cartel clock incorporates imagery of Diana, goddess of the hunt. A master of rococo style, Jacques Caffieri was among the most important bronze casters during the reign of Louis XV. By royal privilege, Caffieri was allowed to cast and gild bronze objects in his workshop. According to strict guild regulations, these two processes were normally done under separate premises. The clock’s original movement has been lost.

Wall clock (cartel) with movement of later date, Case maker: Jacques Caffieri (French, 1678–1755), Gilt bronze, French, Paris

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