Art Wall Clock

Art Wall Clock

View enlargement Add to my collection Shop for related gifts France, Paris Case attributed to Jean-Pierre Latz (French, c. 1691–1754) Clockwork made by Francis Bayley (Belgian, active 18th century) Wall Clock, 1735/40 Oak, tortoiseshell, kingwood, brass, gilt bronze, and glass 147.3 x 64.8 x 53.3 cm (58 x 25 1/4 x 21 in.) Mark: “Francis Bayley, Ghendt” Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund, 1975.172 European Decorative Arts Gallery 233 The clock’s case, candelabra, and wall bracket were made in the workshop of one of the premier cabinetmakers of the day, Jean Pierre Latz, who emigrated from Cologne to Paris in 1719. Latz often made gilt bronze mounts in addition to furniture, in defiance of guild regulations that stipulated that such work was to be left to specialists. A signature on the dial tells us that the clock movement was made in the Flemish city of Ghent by Francis Bayley, who may have been part of an extensive family of English clock- and watchmakers that worked both in the London area and in the Netherlands for over two centuries. The clock’s movement not only measures hours and minutes, but also plays music. The figure on the top is Apollo, god of poetry, music, and rationality, who is about to slay the serpent Python, peeking out from the space between the clock and the wall bracket, which cleverly suggests the cave of Mount Parnassus, where the beast lived. The triangular bracket that supports the clock is as elaborately worked as the clock case, with a double coat of arms flanked by a lion and lioness. — Permanent collection label Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories Exhibition History AIC, Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, January 24 to March 28, 1976.
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Art Wall Clock

The clock’s case, candelabra, and wall bracket were made in the workshop of one of the premier cabinetmakers of the day, Jean Pierre Latz, who emigrated from Cologne to Paris in 1719. Latz often made gilt bronze mounts in addition to furniture, in defiance of guild regulations that stipulated that such work was to be left to specialists. A signature on the dial tells us that the clock movement was made in the Flemish city of Ghent by Francis Bayley, who may have been part of an extensive family of English clock- and watchmakers that worked both in the London area and in the Netherlands for over two centuries. The clock’s movement not only measures hours and minutes, but also plays music. The figure on the top is Apollo, god of poetry, music, and rationality, who is about to slay the serpent Python, peeking out from the space between the clock and the wall bracket, which cleverly suggests the cave of Mount Parnassus, where the beast lived. The triangular bracket that supports the clock is as elaborately worked as the clock case, with a double coat of arms flanked by a lion and lioness. — Permanent collection label Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories Exhibition History AIC, Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, January 24 to March 28, 1976.
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Art Wall Clock

BUY ITThePresent clock is no regular clock. In addition to its lovely gradient rainbow colors, the clock actually moves annually, with 12 o’clock representing the winter solstice and 6 o’clock representing the summer solstice.
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Art Wall Clock

A signature on the dial tells us that the clock movement was made in the Flemish city of Ghent by Francis Bayley, who may have been part of an extensive family of English clock- and watchmakers that worked both in the London area and in the Netherlands for over two centuries. The clock’s movement not only measures hours and minutes, but also plays music.
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Art Wall Clock

BUY ITHowever if you are looking for a digital wall clock for your home, we highly recommend the Ivation LED calendar clock. It is simple, beautiful and easy to read even for the visually challenged.
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Art Wall Clock

Clocks for the Wall Full of personality and panache, an artist-made wall clock makes a statement in any room. Created in a wide variety of media and styles, these unique wall clocks possess the creativity and craftsmanship of North America’s finest artists. For even more timepieces, shop our full collection of artist-made clocks.
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Art Wall Clock

The clock’s case, candelabra, and wall bracket were made in the workshop of one of the premier cabinetmakers of the day, Jean Pierre Latz, who emigrated from Cologne to Paris in 1719. Latz often made gilt bronze mounts in addition to furniture, in defiance of guild regulations that stipulated that such work was to be left to specialists.
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Art Wall Clock

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