Tete du Poupee Boulle Clock (VOF1) 1

Tete du Poupee Boulle Clock (VOF1)

Origin: France
Movement: n/a
Serial: 666
Style: Boulle
Age: Mid 1800’s
Status: SOLD

SKU: MC704. Category: .

Product Description

This rare and unusual clock case, known as a Tete du Poupee, first emerged during the 1680’s and survived until the 1720’s. It’s name derived from it’s doll’s headshape, with its sinuous form replacing the angular lines of the pendulum religieuse. One of the beauty of these cases were their elaborate Boulle inlays – the technique so succesfully developend by Andre Charles Boulle (1642-1732), Ebeniste du Roi.