Eighteenth-Century French Clocks

Eighteenth-Century French Clocks (click image for details)

Case by Charles Cressent (1685−1768)
Movement by Jean-Baptiste Delaroche (dates unknown)
Spring-Driven Pendulum Clock on a Bracket
Paris, c. 1735
Gilt bronze, enameled metal, and glass
44 1/2 in. high x 18 1/8 in. wide (113 cm high x 46 cm wide)
Horace Wood Brock Collection

Clock movement by Jean Martin (active 1737−1786)
Porcelain: Chinese, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736−95)
Garniture of One Clock and Two Vases
Paris, c. 1764
Hard-paste porcelain known as celadon bleu fleuri, gilt bronze, and enameled metal
Clock: 21 in., diameter: 8 in. (53.3 cm, diameter: 20.3 cm)
Vases: 14 in., diameter: 9 in. each (35.6 cm, diameter: 22.9 cm)
Horace Wood Brock Collection

Robert Robin (1741–1799)
case attributed to Pierre–Philippe Thomire (1751–1843)
enameler Joseph Coteau (1740–1812)
mainspring by Claude Monginot (working 1784–1797)
Gilt-Bronze and Enamel Mantel Regulator Clock Showing Mean and Solar Time
Paris, 1784
gilt brass, steel, polychrome enamel and gold on gilt brass and bronze
16 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 6 13/16 in. (41 x 22.3 x 17.3 cm)
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999
Accession number: 1999.5.151 [click to zoom into details]

Renacle-Nicolas Sotiau (1749–1791)
Figures after Simon-Louis Boizot (1743–1809)
Mantel Clock Representing Study and Philosophy
Paris, c. 1785–90
Patinated and gilt bronze, marbre, enameled metal, and glass
22 1/2 x  21 13/16 x 5 1/2 in. (57.2 x 53.8 x 14 cm)
Horace Wood Brock Collection

Jean-Baptiste Lepaute (1727−1802)
Claude Michel Clodion (1738−1814)
The Dance of Time, Three Nymphs Supporting a Clock
Paris, 1788
Terracotta, gilt brass, and glass
H.: 40 3/4 in in. (H.: 103.5 cm)
Purchased by The Frick Collection through the Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 2006
Accession number: 2006.2.02

Lenoble à Paris (dates unknown)
Gilt-bronze mounts attributed to François Rémond (1747–1812)
Pediment Clock
Paris, c. 1790
Patinated and gilt bronze, glass
31 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 8 1/4 in (80.3 x 49.2 x 21 cm)
Horace Wood Brock Collection

Jean-François Denière (1774−1866)
Malachite and Gilt-Bronze Mantel Clock
Paris, c. 1810
Malachite and gilt bronze
17 x 10 1/16 x 6 1/2 in
Horace Wood Brock Collection