Dagoty and Honoré antique French porcelain mantel clock

By Dagoty and Honore (French, active early 19th Century)


This Gothic revival mantel clock is an excellent example of Dagoty and Honoré's fine porcelain work, which is famous for its elegance and vibrancy.


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The porcelain clock case is formed as a Gothic cathedral set onto a rectangular parcel gilt base. The porcelain cathedral features two architectural tiers and a surmounting clock tower, and is coloured predominantly with a green ground and decorated with gilt accents all over. The lower tier features a central arched doorway which contains a trompe l'oeil painted scene of figures in a landscape with another cathedral in the background and is flanked on each side by painted trompe l'oeil stained-glass windows depicting saints.

The upper tier features trompe l'oeil stained-glass windows decorated in yellow and purple on a sky-blue ground. The circular clock dial is set above the painted windows to the front of the piece and features a gilt metal border. The case is surmounted by a pointed pediment with a gilt crest and bow and is flanked on each side by two gilt turrets.

The clock is marked 'Ancienne Maison Dagoty / Ed. Honoré A Paris / 4 Boulevard Poissoniere' to the underside.

For a similar example see Christie's New York sale 2566, 7 June 2012, lot 75, which sold for $18,750.


Artist / Maker
By Dagoty and Honore (French, active early 19th Century)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1830
Early 19th Century
Christian, Religious, Neo-Gothic
Gilt, Porcelain
Gold, Green, White


51 cm / 20.1 inches
25.5 cm / 9.8 inches
17 cm / 6.7 inches


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