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Table clock: M.2-1957

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Current Location: In storage


Clockmaker: Jolie, Julien
Case maker: Saint-Germain, Jean-Joseph de




Table clock with 8 day movement supported on a bronze rhinoceros base.

Dial: One piece white enamel dial with black markings, roman numerals for the hours and arabic ones for every five minutes, elaborately pierced and shaped gilt brass hands. Signed in the dial centre ‘JULIEN JOLIE A PARIS'.

Movement: 8 day circular movement striking hours and half hours on a bell. The original silk suspension for the pendulum replaced with a Brocot type adjust¬able spring suspension.

Case: Of Louis XV design. This consists of a rococo ormolu base on which stands a very finely modelled bronze rhinoceros.This supports the rococo ormolu clock surround which is surmounted by a seated figure of an Indian child. The whole is of very fine quality. The case is signed on the base ‘S.Germain'.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Lady Mildred Fitzgerald

Measurements and weight

Height: 63 cm
Height: 24 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1957) by Fitzgerald, Mildred, Lady


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1750 - 1760


Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain

School or Style


Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( white and black)
Case composed of ormolu
Rhinoceros composed of bronze
Case And Base

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On dial
  • Method of creation: Enamelled in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: S.Germain
  • Location: On base
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1957
Primary reference Number: 140587
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 February 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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