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Lyre-Shaped Clock

French
about 1817


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

55.5 x 25.7 x 18 cm (21 7/8 x 10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.147

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Clocks

Gilt bronze. In the form of two swans, with wings outstretched over-head forming sides of lyre surrmounted by an athemion. Each swan’s head on breast, with neck band, body formed of acanthus leaves. Round clock face, plaque covering clock works adorned with Apollo holding his lyre, seated on a dolphin at sea, bordered bytwelve laurel wreaths, (on dial) contain roman numerals denoting hours. On rectangular base supported by dolphin at each corner, joined to the main body by a bell shaped form of molded acanthus leaves under a stylized egg and dart band.

Inscription

Stamped 'VIEL-ROBIN' and with a superimposed 'D' and 'L' beneath 'II' on clockworks.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. E. Guild