French Porcelain Mantle Clock by Jacob Petit
This fantastically intricate French mantle clock exhibits lavish extravagance and artistic flair first popularized in the Rococo Period of the 18th century. The impressive case features an abundance of intricate hand-painted polychrome porcelain flowers and gilt scroll ornamentation. The clock takes on dramatic shape with billowing scroll and shell forms and rests atop a separate scroll form base.
At the center of the clocks rests an elegant engine-turned engraved silvered dial. The clock displays the time on Roman numerals and is framed beautifully by a ribbon form gilt bezel. Powering the click is an 8-day movement which strikes a delicate bell every hour and half-hour.
This wonderful clock was crafted by 19th-century French ceramicist Jacob Petit whose work often took great inspiration from the Rococo Period. The Petite factory was celebrated for their finely crafted porcelain and flamboyant rocaille-style pieces. This clock is a beautiful example of decedent designs and unique colors inspired by this era.
18″ High x 11.5″ Wide x 8.5″ Deep
Signed J.P. on the inside of the base.