France – Circa 1825
In the Roman world, cross-roads were often marked by a quadrangular boundary stone (“herme”) surmounted by a mythological figure head and bust without arms. This magnificent Hermaic clock is representing Homer head & bust in a patinated dark brown bronze over a Verona yellow marble boundary stone.
The dial is “bronze dore au mercure” and the clockwork works with a silk thread. The clock strikes every half and full hour. It has been entirely revised. Parisian work ,Charles X Period
|HEIGHT:||21.5 in. (55 cm)|
|WIDTH:||8 in. (20 cm)|
|DEPTH:||7 in. (18 cm)|