- Year created: c. 1762
- Creator: Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis (designer)
- Country of Origin: France
- Dimensions: 90.5 x 66 x 30 cm
- Collection: Furniture
- Gallery: Back State Room
A glorious confection of exuberant gilt bronze and rose pink silk, this beautifully-modelled clock strikes on the hour and plays a variety of tunes, a charming reminder of the passing of time. The case is flanked by sprays of flowers and leaves and, perched on a rocky outcrop at the top, a beautifully modelled spaniel peers down as he uses his paws to retrieve a pheasant from beneath an oak branch. A banner emblazoned with the fleur-de-lys suggests this may have been made for Louis XV.
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