Trivium Art HistoryFrançois-Thomas Germain

Inkpot and Desk Clock

Inkpot and Desk Clock, 1752 — François-Thomas Germain
37 cm32 cm

Inkpot and Desk Clock is a Rococo, Silver Decorative Artwork created by François-Thomas Germain in 1752. The image is .

François Thomas Germain inherited his father’s position as silversmith to the King of France in 1748 — a time of rococo luxury for the wealthy and powerful. His whimsical designs in silver brought commissions from Russia and Portugal, but the attrition of the Seven Years War crippled the indulgent lifestyle of the monarchy. In 1765 Germain declared bankruptcy. 

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