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Figural Wall Clock “Mercury”

Figurale Wanduhr „Merkur”


Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

lime wood carved, mounted and gilt
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on bells, reversing lever for petite sonnerie, repeater, turn-off for strike, indication of date
31 in

The Roman god Mercury is equal to the Greek god Hermes. The messenger of the gods is depicted holding a caduceus and wearing a winged helmet and winged shoes. He is also known as patron of the merchants.

The carved figure of Mercury has a particularly aesthetic and elegant posture, the cloth folded in numerous pleats is draped around the figure and clock.

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