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French Directoire clock with "sphinxes", in bronze and marble, early 19th
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Ref : 74838
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Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Marble, bronze
Dimensions :
l. 12.8 inch X H. 20.67 inch X P. 4.13 inch
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French Directoire clock with "sphinxes", in bronze and marble, early 19th

This elegant clock is made of white marble, black marble and bronze. She has two beautiful sphinxes, sitting on pedestals decorated with stars and a row of pearls. Their wings support the movement signed "From the Lord to Saint Brieux".
Above, there is a cup from which reeds escape and into which two swans come to drink.
The base is adorned with a frieze of palmettes framed by two medallions with radiant masks.
The pendulum takes the form of a mask of Hermes wearing his winged helmet.

la France
White marble, black marble, bronze
Fully revised wire movement
Sounds the hours and half hours
Directoire period


Historical Annecy:
The Greek word sphinx originally designates a female mythological creature, winged, with a lion's body and a woman's head. When the Greeks discovered Egyptian monumental statues with lion's bodies and human heads, they called them "androsphinx" (notably Herodotus, in book II of his "Stories") to emphasize the male sex.
Subsequently, the term sphinx will refer to masculine figures, and female figures take the name "sphinge" for the sake of distinction.

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