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Mantel Clock

Date: ca. 1775
14 3/4 x 12 5/8 x 6 in. (37.5 x 32.1 x 15.2 cm.)
Medium: marble, gilt bronze, glass, brass
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection.
Object Number: 16.9
Label Text:The motif of Venus and Cupid flanking the dial is frequently found on clocks of this date. When this clock was acquired in 1916, it was wrongly attributed to the school of the sculptor Falconet, an artist popular among Gilded Age collectors. The dealer Joseph Duveen convinced Henry Huntington to buy it by telling him it would make a nice set with a pair of Falconet sculptures already in his collection.

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