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Arita Model of Hotei Mounted as a Clock.

Hotei Seated on a Drum with three Karako (Chinese boys) and two puppies, decorated in typical Arita coloured enamels and gilt Circa 1690. The drum was later pierced by the French in order to insert the French clock, the movement of which was made by Louis Mountjoye in Paris Circa 1770. This specially commissioned piece sits on an Ormolu base with lion’s paw feet.

Includes a clock key, in working condition.

Similar Hotei Clock is part of the Royal Collection displayed in Buckingham Palace.

Edo Period.

The Clock and Mounts, French Circa 1770.

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Stock number

4385
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