Clock case

Manufactory Meissen Manufactory German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

This clock case is one of the most ambitious pieces of Meissen porcelain made in the early years of the factory. Its scale and sculptural program distinguish it from other pieces of Meissen made at this time, and the relatively few clock cases produced at Meissen in the course of the eighteenth century reflect the technical challenges and costs of making such large and complex pieces of porcelain.

Clock case, Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present), Hard-paste porcelain with gilt-metal mounts, German, Meissen with Dresden mounts

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