A fine and rare Louis XV porcelain, ormolu and patinated bronze elephant clock
the case attributed to Philippe Caffieri, the calendar movement signed Viger à Paris, No. 166
mid 18th century
The elephant standing on a rockwork base raised on leafy scrolls and supporting the molded circular case flanked on either side by vines with porcelain flowers, surmounted by a Chinoiserie figure under a parasol, the circular white enamel dial with arabic minute ring and date ring enclosing roman chapters, pierced gilt hour and minute hands, blued calendar hand, two train movement striking the hour and half hour on bell by means of a crossed out count wheel.
height 20.5in (52cm)