Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Unusual Artifacts: The Tournai Porcelain Clockcase, 1770

The Victoria & Albert Museum

This clock case of soft-paste porcelain takes the form of a scrollwork pedestal on a rocky base.  Upon the case, a group of six cupids adds fluttering adornment. The leafy branches and trailing sprays of flowers bring further natural elegance to this piece made in Tournai around 1770 Nicholas Lecreux for the Tournai Porcelain Factory. 

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