The tin glazed earthenware large Louis XV mantel clock decorated in shades of blue with three cartouches with flowering plants around the dial, surrounded with flowering plants and further decorated with leaves. The lower cartouche on the belly with a view of a Dutch water landscape with windmills. The 8 days movement strikes the full hours and once on the half hour on two bells. Signed on the inside of the reverse in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CY = 1979
Painter’s initials: JKE = J.W. Ket
Employment dates: 1946 - 1994
A similar but antique mantel clock with loose movement in the column is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 152 - Fig. 12 - 01
Height: 40 cm. (15,8 inches.)
Width: 27 cm. (10,6 inches.).
Depth: 17,5 cm. (6,9 inches)
Weight: 3.416 grams.