20 - 21 April 2005
A MINTON MAJOLICA MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURAL CLOCK AND PENDULUM, 'LISTENER'
Date cypher for 1864, impressed uppercase and various marks, the movement stamped M 173/4/11, shape no. 1063, after the model by E. Jeannest
Modelled as a semi-clad classical maiden, standing with her right hand raised in a gesture of listening, an attending putto at her side, the oval mound base applied with foliage, the fluted plinth set with a circular clock drum, flanked by young mermen suspending ribbon tied garlands above four scroll feet, the central foot moulded with a scallop shell and bulrushes
22¾ in. (57.8 cm.) high
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See Paul Atterbury, ed., The Parian Phenomenon, Sommerset, 1989, p. 108, fig. 337, for an archival drawing for the figural group which surmounts the present example.
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