Massive bronze Orientalist clock, Napoleon II period

Very fine and massive bronze orientalist clock with multiple patinas representing an elephant and his Nubian drivers attacked by a tiger. Enamel figures carved on the palanquin. Base is ornated with orientalist motives, oval base with scrolled legs. The clock is signed on base "Santiago".

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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Height : 20.9 in
Width : 22.8 in
Depth : 11 in

Time 1870
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze and enamel
Reference Pendule-Santiago246
Massive bronze Orientalist clock, Napoleon II period

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