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WHA_1249_AG

Cartel clock by Jacques Caffieri (1678-1755) Paris, c 1741. Movement Julien le Roy (1686-1759) gilt, bronze. The renowned artist Caffieri signed the case of this cartel (or wall) clock, just like a painter signs a painting. The asymmetrical Rococo case shows the figure of Diana, goddess of the moon, looking down tenderly upon the sleeping Endymion. They are set in an imaginary framework of rocoilles, plants, architectural elements and abstract motifs.

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Cartel clock by Jacques Caffieri (1678-1755) Paris, c 1741.  Movement Julien le Roy (1686-1759) gilt, bronze.  The renowned artist Caffieri signed the case of this cartel (or wall) clock, just like a painter signs a painting.  The asymmetrical Rococo case shows the figure of Diana, goddess of the moon, looking down tenderly upon the sleeping Endymion.  They are set in an imaginary framework of rocoilles, plants, architectural elements and abstract motifs.