The Marquis Clermont d’Amboise’s Meissen porcelain elephant clock

A Louis XV gilt bronze and Meissen porcelain mantel clock
in the form of an elephant carried on a palanquin by two servants,
 the dial signed Viger à Paris,

the watch movement signed Viger à Paris N° 1184 – circa 1750
The porcelain 18th Century modelled by Peter Reinicke 
François Viger (1708-1784)

Height: 17.5 cm. (7 in.)    Width: 20 cm. (8 in.)    Depth: 10 cm. (4 in.)

Provenance

Listed in Monsieur Clermont d’Amboise’s inventory after his death on 26 October 1761

 

Comparative Literature

A similar clock in the form of a jardinière filled with flowers carried on a palanquin by two servants is illustrated in Partridge Exhibition Catalogue, 1997, fig. 34.