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Clock case

  • Place of origin:

    Tournai (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lecreux, Nicolas (modeller)
    Tournai porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Z, shelf 4

Physical description

Clock case of soft-paste porcelain and in the form of a scrollwork pedestal on a rocky base, on which is a group of six cupids. The pedestal and rock work are ornamented with leafy branches and trailing sprays of flowers.

Place of Origin

Tournai (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Lecreux, Nicolas (modeller)
Tournai porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 40 cm, Width: 15.9 cm

Descriptive line

Clock case of soft-paste porcelain, possibly modelled by N. Lecreux, Tournai porcelain factory, Tournai, ca. 1770.

Production Note

Acquired as Buen Retiro, reattributed to Tournay by Lucien Delplace in 1966; illustrated by Delplace in Considerations sur les Porcelaines de Tournai, 1970, p. 201.


Soft paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Putti; Scrollwork; Leaves


Ceramics; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Clocks & Watches; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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