A Monumental Berlin (K.P.M.) monogrammed clock
Name: A Monumental Berlin (K.P.M.) monogrammed clock
Movement: Lenzkirch
Serial: 637359
Style: Porcelain Clock 41
Age: 1880/1885
Status: Available
Neo-Rococo taste, the clock case of architectural rocaille form surmounted by a figure of Father Time flanked by dragons spouting flames, all supported by scantily clad male and female figures, he in the guise of Hercules, the clock face supported from below by an open mounted grotesque mask, the base with two frolicking putti, raised on four scroll feet. KPM was founded in the first half of the 18th C and, after financial difficulties, was taken over by Frederik the Great in 1763. The design for this clock is characteristic of Alexander Kips, artistic director of the manufacture. The exuberant modeling, rocaille scrolls and putti typical of the Neo-Rococo style are fully exhibited. Kaiser Wilhem II (1859-1941) is known to have favored this style, decorating the Neue Palais in the fashion. The Clock movement is signed: Lenzkirch. The Lenzkirch Clock Factory was founded by Eduard Hauser. Hauser learned many skills, such as precision mechanical works. He studied clock making in England, France and Switzerland.
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