According to the 'Modellbuch' in the archives, shape Nr. 4761 was first produced in September 1894. The design for this clock and another long-case example sold at Christie's London, 1 November 2001, lot 54 are characteristic of Alexander Kips, artistic director at the Manufactury. The exuberant flower modelling, rocaille scrolls and putti typical of the neo-rococo style are fully exhibited in the present lot. Apparently the sketch for the scene is no longer in the KPM archives.
A model of this clock, with very similar decoration, given by Kaiser Wilhelm II to his grandmother, Queen Victoria, is in the Royal Collection at Osborne House.