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Höchst Mantel Clock and Putto

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Dates Circa 1753 - 1755
Medium Porcelain
Origin Germany
Description A rare Höchst Mantel Clock and Putto. The clock is of elegant pierced bell shape, tapering upwards all in rococo style, with intricate lattice piercing and crowned by a putto standing on a square plinth, carrying a basket of apples. The case is highlighted in purple and gold and the piecing in green.

Incised (uppercase) I and (script) R for Lawrence Russinger

Round watch case with built-in glass clock with enamel dial and a key lift, signed J.A. Gaudy, Geneva. Circa 1740-80 (not in working order)

Putto possibly modelled by C. Vogelmann.

Literature Höchster Porzellan des 18 Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz – for similar lattice and rococo modelling
Höchster Fayencen und Porcellane – Mainz 1964 – for similar lattice and rococo modelling