Wall Clock, ca. 1740, with later movement

  • Jacques Caffieri, French, 1678-1755

Gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass

  • Framed: Overall: 41 5/8 × 15 7/8 × 7 1/4 inches (105.7 × 40.3 × 18.4 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler

52.166

On View

  • Fashionable Living: S330.5

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Putti
  • Rococo
  • Gilding
  • Metal
  • Bronze
  • Enamel
  • Glass
  • Leaves (plant materials)
  • Wall clock
  • Paris

Provenance

probably Peterhof Palace (St. Petersburg, Russia); purchased from (French & Co., New York, New York, USA); Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler; 1952-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

"Family Art Game." DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press, June 4, 1978, p. 25 (ill.). Bulletin of the DIA 47, nos. 3/4 (1968): p. 46, p. 48 (ill.). Ottomeyer, H. and P. Proschel. Vergoldete Bronzen: Die Bronzearbeiten des Spatbarock und Klassizismus. vol. 1. Munich, 1986, p. 115, no. 2.5.5 (ill.). Important French Furniture, Clocks, Porcelain, Sculpture and Tapestries. Sales cat., Christie's. New York, May 8, 1991, no. 40. Art Treasures of Russia, vol. 2. p. 170.

Rights Status

case by Jacques Caffieri, Wall Clock, ca. 1740, with later movement, gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler, 52.166.