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Pavilion Style Chiming Clock Decorated with Three Monkeys Offering Gifts

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Period: Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: green Cantonese enamel
Origin: Guangzhou
Dimensions: height: 104 cm, width: 64 cm, depth: 29 cm

The clock is covered with lustrous green Cantonese enamel. The sumptuous decorative patterns are delightful.
The clock is made up of three levels. The lower level is a three-hand clock dial. Below it inside the glass window three white monkeys hold corals and peaches against a background of woods. Three paste flowers decorate the middle level. On the top of the clock is a hexagonal pavilion. Once the clock is activated, the window curtain automatically rolls up to the music, the paste flowers rotate, and the monkeys offer their gifts.
  White monkeys offering birthday gifts is a traditional Cantonese decorative theme for clocks. Clocks with such decoration are primarily gifts for birthdays of emperors and empresses.

 

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