Antique French Clock with Bronze Figure of Virgile
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Beautiful Clock in French Empire style made with Noir Belge (Belgian Black).
Decorated with gilded lions' heads. griffin' paws, ornamental lines and central ornament .
Bronze figure of Virgil made by famous French artist Antoine Pierre Aubert (1853-1912) - signature moulded on the edge of bench.
Virgil was a Roman poet depicted in Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy' - Virgil guided Dante through Purgatory and Inferno, however as a pagan himself, Virgil was not allowed to enter Paradise. In Dante's poem Virgil represents reason and wisdom.
Conditions: some surfaces require polishing and buffing, there is one spot with chipped edge, and another that was glued back; clock's spring is broken.
Height: 51cm ≈ 20in Width: 59cm ≈ 23.2in
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