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By KPM, Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (German, founded 1763)
This wonderful Rococo style clock set is crafted from ormolu and porcelain by KPM, one of Europe’s most prestigious makers of luxury porcelain goods.
This superb three-piece clock set is by KPM, one of Europe’s leading producers of porcelain. The clock set, which is crafted from ormolu mounted porcelain, is comprised of a central mantel clock and a pair of flanking candelabra.
The mantel clock features a porcelain violin-form clock case, which is parcel gilt and delicately painted with an abundance of pastel-toned floral sprays. The case is inset with a white circular enamel dial, which is contained within an ormolu bezel and set behind domed glass. The roof-form top of the case is surmounted by a porcelain vase-form finial, which is mounted with scrolled ormolu handles. The remainder of the case is set with a host of ormolu mounts: the two front ormolu paw feet are topped with cherub busts, while the rear two feet culminate in grasping acanthus leaves; the top of the clock is set with a pierced ormolu gallery, while the case is centred with a classicising female mask. Below the dial, an ormolu pierced grill allows a glimpse of the ornate hanging pendulum. The clock is set atop a separate conforming ormolu mounted porcelain plinth-form base.
The pair of four-light candelabra are similarly formed and decorated, each featuring a parcel gilt porcelain body mounted with ormolu feet and painted with floral sprays. Each candelabrum issues four scrolled ormolu light branches, each branch terminating in an ormolu candle holder above a porcelain drip pan.
The porcelain is marked several times for KPM with underglaze blue sceptre marks above ‘S.g.r.P’. The movement is marked for ‘Gustav Becker / Freiburg’.
Clock on base: Height 51cm, width 36cm, depth 17cm
Candelabra: Height 47cm, width 27cm, depth 27cm
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