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French Hermaic Clock

France – Circa 1825

HEIGHT: 21.5 in. (55 cm)
WIDTH: 8 in. (20 cm)
DEPTH: 7 in. (18 cm)
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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)