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Inscription

on the reverse, engraved or stamped in the gilded bronze under the feet of the sphinx: Thomire / 1789; on the clock face under the "XII": Robin; on the clock face above the "VI": h.ger [for Horloger] Du Roi; on the reverse of a bowl in the enamel urn on the left of the bier, in ink: Thuilerie Boudoir reyne

Provenance

Marie Antoinette, queen of France [1755-1793], Paris. Algernon Green, Brooklyn, and Surbiton Hill Park, London.[1] (Jacques Seligmann, New York); purchased by William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
2001
Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 30.