New. New Book French bronze pendulum clocks not only tell the time with great precision but also depict magnificent sculptures which more or less relate to time, especially heroes and gods of Greek and Roman mythology. These are the special subject of this book. Also included are clocks with images of American Indian and African origin and inhabitants of exotic countries. Here the fascinating text and more than 200 beautiful photographs of these special clocks are presented and explained in detail. The author identifies the underlying stories being depicted on each clock and its stylistic importance, makers, and individual characteristics. Another 1365 individual clocks from the Louis XV to the Empire periods are illustrated separately along with literature references which are listed at the end of the section. This catalog will assist the collector, dealer or auctioneer in researching a particular pendulum clock.
New in New jacket. Book These pendulum clocks not only tell time but also depict magnificent bronze and gilded sculptures which more or less relate to time, especially of Greek and Roman mythology, American Indian or African origin, and inhabitants of exotic countries. The author explains the underlying stories and scenes of everyday life in panels which represent the new, post-revolutionary era of the middle class in 19th century France.
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