Large biscuit porcelain and gilt metal clock featuring the Charites holding a garland of roses, known in Greek mythology as "The Three Graces", goddesses of grace, beauty, and creativity. The Charites were attendants of the goddess Aphrodite. The three Charites were depicted in classical art as naked women, holding hands and dancing in a circle. They were sometimes crowned with and held sprigs of myrtle. Here they are set around a fluted column topped with an antique vase decorated with myrtle. The white enameled dial, with Arabic numerals for hours, is decorated with multicolored garlands of roses. The roses and myrtle are the Three Graces' attributes.
The group is resting on a rectangular base adorned with Cupids and young women reading and playing musical instruments. Blue mark under the base from Volkstedt-Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany. Late 19th century period. Original clockwork cleaned and in working condition.
Dim: W: 11,2 in - D: 7,3in - H: 22in.
Dim: L:28,5cm, P:18,5cm, H:56cm.
Price : on request
14 000 €