Clock with Father Time
Not on view
Carrier-Belleuse was probably the most versatile sculptor of his time. Not only was he, himself, capable of executing commissions for public monuments and creating full-scale Salon pieces, but also his studio was the prolific source of small, decorative sculpture for collectors and limited editions of high-quality decorative objects. In addition, he supplied designs for many other leading producers of the decorative arts, among them porcelains for Sèvres and Minton and luxury objects in metal for the founder Ferdinand Barbedienne and the jeweler Lucien Falize. Carrier's design for this clock which is also in the Museum;s collection (see 1991.266), was used by the Paris firm of Guéret frères, specialists in furniture with carved wooden ornament.