Paris: Life & Luxury (April 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012) (17)
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Wall Clock (Pendule à répétition)
Paris France Chantilly France (Place created)
Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration; gilt bronze; enameled metal; glass
74.9 x 35.6 x 11.1 cm (29 1/2 x 14 x 4 3/8 in.)
The Chantilly porcelain manufactory, established about 1725 by the
Clock movements such as this one, designed for the alcoves of bedchambers (pendules d'alcove), were fitted with a cord that struck the nearest hour and a quarter when pulled. This mechanism eliminated the need to light a candle to tell the time.