Artist case by Jacques Caffieri, French, 1678-1755
  • Wall Clock
  • Pendule en cartel (alternate title)
Date ca. 1740, with later movement
Medium Gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass
Dimensions Overall: 41 5/8 × 15 7/8 × 7 1/4 inches (105.7 × 40.3 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler
Accession Number 52.166
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: S330.5, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Engraved, in a cartouche, in the lower center: Caffieri Fecit
probably Peterhof Palace (St. Petersburg, Russia);
purchased from (French & Co., New York, New York, USA);
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler;
1952-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Bulletin of the DIA 47, nos. 3/4 (1968): p. 46, p. 48 (ill.).

Ottomeyer, H. and P. Proschel. Vergoldete Bronzen: Die Bronzearbeiten des Spatbarock und Klassizismus. vol. 1. Munich, 1986, p. 115, no. 2.5.5 (ill.).

Important French Furniture, Clocks, Porcelain, Sculpture and Tapestries. Sales cat., Christie's. New York, May 8, 1991, no. 40.

Art Treasures of Russia, vol. 2. p. 170.