Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time. When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.
SOLD Click here to view detailed image 1 Click here to view detailed image 2 Click here to view detailed image 3 s5573 A French brass cased striking carriage clock of smaller proportions. A quarter striking mechanism on two gongs of 8-day duration.
A French brass cased carriage clock with shaped columns.
An 8-day duration mechanism striking the 1/2 hours and hours on a bell and signed to the backplate.
The figure of Pu-tai Ho-shang, a Chinese apostle of the Buddha, is a literal copy made at Chantilly in the 1740s of a blanc de chine model that originated at Tê-hua in the Fukien province of China and was exported to the West in the first half of the eighteenth century.
Augustus the Strong owned a number of examples, presumably those described in the 1721 inventory of the Japanese Palace in Dresden as sitting pagods. This Chantilly version may be compared to a blanc de chine figure, mounted, like this, in French gilt bronze of about 1745–49 in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Thirteen of the flowers are original and are of soft-paste porcelain made at Chantilly; the remainder are replacements in hard-paste porcelain.