Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
  • Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
  • Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
  • Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm
  • Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm

Clock with "Greek mythology and signs of the zodiac", H 40 cm

Towards the beginning of the nineteenth century, Johann Daniel Schöne (1767-1843), who had been a modeller at MEISSEN® since 1783, dedicated a house in finest Meissen Porcelain® to the theme of time. This gem for any wealthy middle-class family's dresser was originally flanked by a Classical female figure and a poodle jumping up at her, the clockcase additionally surmounted by a cherub. Focus has now been confined to the clock's basic shape, one similar to that of a gable tower, in this re-edition. Its facade and roof have been hand-daubed to create a marble-like ground. Its columns have been brought out by painting them in 23-carat gold. The roof likewise boasts fine tile-like patterning in gilt. The gable's faces have been exquisitely painted with miniatures of mythological pictures befitting the theme of time, which is indicated on the hand-painted dial. On the front Chronos, the Greek God of Time, sits in clouds observing two little angels playing with an hour-glass and a scythe. The reverse is adorned by Luna, Greek Goddess of the Moon. Rounding off the lavish time-piece is the little pearwood box upon which it stands, which is lined with tiny porcelain tiles. Their painted decoration in the style of an ancient map of the world symbolises the course of a year as determined by the cosmos adopting the twelve signs of the zodiac.

SKU: 29A884-60M17-1
Weight: 4700 g
Limited to 10 pieces.

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