Late 18th Century Louis XV Style Mantel Clock By Frederick The Great's Royal Court Clock Maker

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A luxurious and palatial color palette of blues, reds, greens, & golds in meticulous design work were masterfully executed in opulent cloisonné and ormolu (bronze gilt) over 200 years ago in Berlin by Adolph Nevir, the official clock supplier to Frederick The Great, King of Prussia.

Executed in the rococo "Louis XV" style, this brass and marble clock features Cupid, resting from his amorous duties with bow and quiver set down, and raising his cup to fill with water from a fish head fountain (in the ancient Roman style), while another winged cherub sips from water from an amphora.

On October 1, 1763, George Adolphe founded NEVIR in Berlin. He was a court watchmaker and supplier to Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. After 40 years of development work, George Adolphe NEVIR handed over the business in 1803 to his colleague B.F. SCHUNIGK.

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  • Type - Antique Prussian / Berlin Mantel Clock
  • Era - (ca. 1763 - 1803) 
  • Signed - Adolph Nevir
  • Condition - Used
  • Composition - Bronze / Marble