Jacob Petit, Paris, Porcelain Mantel Clock-on-Stan

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Fine, Rare and Exuberantly Modeled Jacob Petit, Paris, Porcelain Mantel Clock-on-Stand, third quarter 19th century, of mirror-black ground in the rococo taste, the interior of the scroll-footed stand marked “J.P.” in underglaze blue, the enameled clock dial and works marked “Al. dre Laval/a Paris/ Medaille d’Or/1827/Pons”, h. 15-1/2″, w. 9-3/4″, d. 5-1/2″.

Condition report

In very good overall condition. The piece exhibits normal, very minor rubbing to the gilt on perimeter edges.
The key is missing. The pendulum is present.
There are small chips at the edges of the keyholes.
There is a tiny flake to a scroll edge on the pedestal. It is not readily visible but can be discerned by touch.
One hidden retainer inside the clock body that holds the bolt affixing the top to the base is broken. The top presently rests upon the base without being attached. The black ground on the base exhibits wear where the feet engage it.
The base with underglaze “JP”.
The clock interior with an underglaze incised “J” at the lower rear.


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