The wine divinity BA C C H U S: A Bacchus mantle clock, gilt bronze and its symbols.
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A clock that shows time and symbols.
on the deity AM
O R / CU P I
A gilt bronze Cupid - mantel clock.
Cupid (Latin cupido) is the god of erotic love and beauty. He is also known by another one of his Latin names, Amor. He is the son of goddess Venus.
In painting and sculpture, Cupid is often portrayed as a nude boy or baby armed with a bow and a quiver of arrows.
On he clock thers also a scene with four nude young boys of witch one is shooting his arroy to the heart wicht is hanging in a tree.
Caravaggio painting Amor Vincit Omnia - meaning "Love Conquers All" -, is an inspiring figure for later artist.
Ormolu Empire mantel clock, a Cupid, by Griebel, Empire 1810.
Very attractive and splendid clock.
A Cupid with bow and arrow, standing on a globe with stars. In the base love attributes, a laurel and paying putty.
Eight-day movement and striking on a bell. An enameled dial signed Griebel, Rue Vivienne, nr. 13. HxBxD 43,5x15x15 cm.