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Adam and Eve clock

about 1940-1950
Paul Grégoire (Dutch, 1915-1988)


Overall: 49.5 × 43 × 11.5 cm (19 1/2 × 16 15/16 × 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oak and copper

Not On View



Modelled as a cross carved with the heads of Adam and Eve underneath the tree with the serpent, surrounded by wavy ornaments, the dial of painted copper


The family of the artist. September 2002, sold by Frans Leidelmeijer, Amsterdam, to Justin Schiller and Dennis David, Kingston, NY; February 5, 2008, Schiller-David sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 250, unsold; December 10, 2009, Schiller-David sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, lot 74243, unsold; 2018, year-end gift of Justin Schiller and Dennis David to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David in honor of Clifford S. Ackley