Clock 004

Very fine Louis XVI bleu nouveau Sèvres porcelain lyre clock with fine ormolu mounts and pendulum mounted with paste brilliants.  The movement is by Kinable; the enamel dial by Dubuisson. [The rear pendulum mechanism is replaced.]

Originating in 1785, about 30 of the model were produced at Sèvres before the Revolution. The clock-maker Dieudonné Kinable worked from the late 18th century until after 1816, purchasing nineteen lyres between 1795 and 1806.

Exhibited:  French Clocks from North American Collections; The Frick Collection, New York 1982-3. Nº 86

Height (ins.): 23½" (59.7 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 10" (25.4 cm.)      Depth (ins.): 5" (12.7 cm.)
Origin: French, late 18th century     Period: Louis XVI