Rare orientalist clock The Elephant with its Mahout attacked by Lioness, 19th century.

Rare polychrom alloy orientalist elephant clock from the end of the 19th century. Represents a harnessed Asian elephant, with its mahout trying to defend its animal from a lioness attack. Clock is ornated with a circular face with enamel blocks hidden in some sort of decorated palanquin supported by the elephant. Base bears designed orientalist drawings, front legs are represented by elephant heads symbolizing Asia. This orientalist clock from the end of the 19th century was probably manufactured in Austria, inspired by the Viennese bronze production.

About the context

The Westerner's mind was nourished for many centuries with familiar and traditional images from a double cultural belonging. Otherworldliness fantasy and taste for exotism relied on references pulled out of varied sources, the very first one being the Bible. In keeping with his keen interest in universality and oriental aesthetic, the westerner found himself at the crossroad of colonial and scentific history, and also the history of entertainment with the fabulous World Fairs which built the international relationships for over a century (1851-1958).

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Dimensions

Height : 17.7 in
Width : 12.6 in
Depth : 6.3 in

Time 1880
Origin Europe
Materials Polychrom Spelter
Reference Pendule-Orientaliste173
Rare orientalist clock  The Elephant with its Mahout  attacked by Lioness, 19th century.

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  • Rare orientalist clock  The Elephant with its Mahout  attacked by Lioness, 19th century.
  • Rare orientalist clock  The Elephant with its Mahout  attacked by Lioness, 19th century.
  • Rare orientalist clock  The Elephant with its Mahout  attacked by Lioness, 19th century.
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