A Memento Mori on a column with pendulum clock, France 1850.

France 1850


A Memento Mori from Wunderkammer on a column with pendulum clock. The column is carved in veined alabaster, with an octagonal base, a wavy profile and vertical grooves of a classical layout. A string of bronze pearls emphasizes the vertical detachment of the column. In front of a Parisian. The face of the Parisian clock is also in alabaster. Above it rests a sculpture of a skull, in patinated scagliola plaster to emulate stone, wrapped in the racemes and flowers of a plant made out of brass. France, about 1850.

15” – 38 CM H 9” – 23 CM L 9” – 23 CM D


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