The plaque painted by Jean-August-Eouard Liénard (1779-1848) who was active in Paris and was recorded working for the Sèvres Manufactory. The plaque is after a painting in the Louvre, 'The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine with Christ' by Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio.
This clock recalls examples made at Sèvres during the Restoration period. They were created by Alexandre Brongniart and were greatly appreciated by the royal family as well as the administraton of the garde meuble which oversaw the furnishing and decoration of residences and palaces. The clocks were generally of architectural outline and were almost entirely composed of porcelain plaques, usually seven, contained within finely chased ormolu borders. The plaques were painted with scenes loosely allegorical of Time, and frequently after the old masters. Three examples are illustrated, Un âge d'or des arts décoratifs, 1814-1848, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1991, pp. 274-275.
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