Object Place: Europe, France
55.5 x 25.7 x 18 cm (21 7/8 x 10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Gilt bronze. In the form of two swans, with wings outstretched overhead 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 by twelve 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.
Stamped 'VIEL-ROBIN' and with a superimposed 'D' and 'L' beneath 'II' on clockworks.
Gift of Mrs. S. E. Guild