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Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
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Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion

  • Crafted of rich porphyry and doré bronze, this clock was made by Jean Baptiste Ballion III
  • Ballion's creations are considered some of the finest French timepieces of the 18th century
  • He served as clockmaker to Marie Antoinette
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$14,500
Item No. 31-5868

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Description
A stately case of exquisite porphyry and doré bronze houses the movement of this rare clock by eminent French clockmaker Jean Baptiste Ballion III. Ballion's creations are considered some of the finest French timepieces of the 18th century, and his exceptional workmanship earned the artisan the appointment as the clockmaker to Dauphine Marie Antoinette in 1770. Today, his creations reside in prestigious museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of. . .
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A stately case of exquisite porphyry and doré bronze houses the movement of this rare clock by eminent French clockmaker Jean Baptiste Ballion III. Ballion's creations are considered some of the finest French timepieces of the 18th century, and his exceptional workmanship earned the artisan the appointment as the clockmaker to Dauphine Marie Antoinette in 1770. Today, his creations reside in prestigious museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mid 18th century

Signed "J.Baptiste, Baillon / Paris"

8" wide x 6 3/4" deep x 14 3/4" high
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Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
Period: 18th Century
Origin: France
Type: Mantel Clocks
Depth: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
Width: 8.0 in. (20.32 cm)
Height: 14.75 in. (37.47 cm)
Porphyry Mantel Clock by Jean Baptiste Ballion
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