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A very important ormolu mantel clock with Meissen 'kissing group'


A very important ormolu mantel clock with Meissen 'kissing group'


Lot-No. 826 | Proceeds: 33.400,00 €

The 'Kissing group' designed by J. J. Kaendler, around 1746, mounted on a rocaille-shaped base made of firegilded french bronze. The clock with enamel dial, signed 'MUSSON A PARIS' (= Louis Musson), renewed clockwork. Surrounded by very rich spiraling floral scrolls with sculptural porcelain blossoms, traditionally made in Vincennes and Meissen. Min. prof. rest. Unmarked. Porcelain group h. 11,6 cm, total height 37 cm. Comp.: Rückert, 1966, no. 879, fig. 215 (kissing group); see also cat. The Wark Collection, Jacksonville 1984, no. 542 and cat. Early Meissen porcelain, Munich 1997, p. 238/239.

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