The very naturalistic floral carving on this splendid clock is unusual to find on Italian furniture of this period. Similarly realistic flowers are found on a richly carved throne armchair from Naples, illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Rococò in Italia, Milan, 2003, fig. 16, p. 85. Similar floral carving and fully-sculpted C-scrollls are also found on on a white-painted and parcel-gilt commode from Rome, (now in a private collection, illustrated in Ibid, fig. 136, p. 137) pointing to a possible Roman origin.