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urn clock
  • France
  • urn clock, 1850–1870?
  • Where object was made: France
  • porcelain, gilding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 64.8 x 33 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 1/2 x 13 x 10 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0092
Label Text

Porcelain clock in the shape of an urn with base. Blue with gold (color scheme corresponding to Napoleon Bonaparte’s and Napoleon III’s imperial motif) filigree ceramic urn with a Rococo-style painted pastoral scene of a young male and female on a picnic. A clock face is applied on top of the scene. On the verso of the urn a round mirror is attached. Urn has two ram’s head handles and an elaborate finial on top. Gilding on metal base, finial, and handles.