On View: American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape/Colony to Nation, 5th Floor
Gilded bronze, marble, enamel
33 1/2 x 26 x 9 1/4 in. (8.5 x 66.0 x 23.2 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on clock face: "Henry Voisin A - Paris"
Gift of Mrs. Frederick A. Yenni
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Henri Voison (French, active early 19th century). Empire Clock, ca. 1800. Gilded bronze, marble, enamel, 33 1/2 x 26 x 9 1/4 in. (8.5 x 66.0 x 23.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederick A. Yenni, 39.438a. Creative Commons-BY
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Clock, Empire style. Case is gilt bronze, square construction with applied decoration of stars, wreaths and ribbons, surrounding a white enamel face with without glass covering. The face is inscribed. The clock case rests on a slab of marble and has to its proper right a mythological figure with one arm on top of the clock and holding a harp. To the proper left is a flame torchiere resting on a tricorn base decorated by three rams heads. A gold laurel wreath is leaning against the base of the torchiere.
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