Meissen gorgeous rococo mantel / table clock made of gilded / gilt bronze, excellently decorated with sculptured figurines made of porcelain.
Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (bottom of figurines glazed)
Dating: made circa 1745
impressed number four visible at reverse side
porcelain, glossy finish (concerning multicolored painted figurines and clockface)
bronze (fire-gilt), concerning various parts of clock (for example base, wine leaves with scrolls and clockcase)
brass (concerning hands)
glass (concerning door of clockface)
Technique: handmade porcelain and fire-gilding (moulded bronze)
Style: Rococo (made second quarter of 18th century)
Table / mantel clock, having clockcase made of fire gilt bronze:
It is surrounded by scrolls of interesting appearance - these ones made of bronze, too -, depicting wine leaves and grapes attached to scrolled stems which seem to spread from trunk growing out from bronze base. There are sculptured figurines attached to base - it is a lovely cherub wearing a wreath of wine grapes on head as well as holding a wooden rod decorated with wine leaves, accompanied by dog which seems to snatch at some wine grapes held in cherub's right hand: It is obvious that we have an ALLEGORY OF FALL / AUTUMN here.
Mentioned figurines probably modelled by circle of
Johann Joachim Kaendler (born in 1706 near Dresden / Germany - died 1775 in Meissen).
Kaendler was chief sculptor at Meissen manufactory as from 1742 until the year 1775.
He is the most famous modeller Meissen manufactory ever had and created well-known series such as Shepherd & Gardener Figurines, Comedian's Children, Gardener Children (with Acier), Paris Town Criers (with Reinicke and Meyer), Gallant figurines, Asian Figurines, Comedians & Harlequins etc.
Porcelain clockface protected by bronze door having slightly domed glass attached to middle area / two hands made of brass (= for hour as well as for minute) existing.
Measures / dimensions:
height 18.0 cm / 7.08 inches
width 15.0 cm / 5.90 inches
depth 9.5 cm / 3.74 inches
height 10.5 cm / 4.13 inches
width 13.0 cm / 5.11 inches
There aren't any damages existing. - Museum quality (even the wine leaves are in mint condition!). The clock's mechanism is working well (it was checked and cleaned by clockmaker) .
This Meissen Table Clock will be excellently wrapped and packed in special box.