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Design for a Cartel Clock Case

Gilles-Marie Oppenord1715–25

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Wall clock with trophy above including a scythe and snake coiled around a globe from which is suspended a bust in profile and an allegorical figure below holding a torche and a cock seated on a bracket decorated with two rams heads on either side.

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  • Title: Design for a Cartel Clock Case
  • Creator: Gilles-Marie Oppenord
  • Date Created: 1715–25
  • Signed: Signed in pen and ? ink, lower right: Oppenort
  • Provenance: Leon Decloux; in his collection in 1906
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in ? on top edge of pedestal base, Thur Paris.
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, March 26, 1991 - August 30, 1992 (exhibited in rotation 2: July 8, 1991-December 12, 1991.New York, NY - Cooper Union Museum, Extravagant Drawings of the Eighteenth Century, 1962, no. 62.Los Angeles, CA - U.C.L.A. Art Galleries, French Masters Rococo to Romanticism, March 5 - April 18, 1961 , no. 6.
  • Dimensions: 31.6 x 13 cm (12 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Richard P. Wunder, Extravagant Drawings of the Eighteenth Century, New York: Lambert-Spector, 1962, p. 103-104, no. 62 (illus.).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on off-white laid paper, lined

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