Meissen porcelain mantel clock with patinated stem and branches. Displaying a myriad of finely worked flowers. Porcelain study to the foreground of a Gentleman and his lover with their two dogs in a rural scene beautifully decorated inset into a shaped, ebonised base which supports the whole piece, carrying the mark for Meissen to the underside.
The clock contained within the floral decoration having an enamel dial, Roman numerals and gilded hands signed ‘Baltazar, Horologer Du Roi’. C.1870
The house of Baltazar began making clocks in Paris from as early as 1675, with Jean Baptiste and carried on virtually uninterrupted right through to the 1930’s working from various addresses in the city. Rue De Harlay, Rue De La Corve, Rue De Savoire, Rue De Roule, Rue Des Blancs-Manteaux and Rues De La Monnaie.