Gilt Bronze Clock After Pradier
A finely cast gilt bronze clock of a classical maiden after Pradier. The maiden has her curly haired head turned demurely to one side resting on her bare shoulders, and hands clasped across her partly exposed breasts. The statue set on top of a griotte marble and gilt bronze base containing the dial and the clock movement.
James Pradier (born Jean-Jacques Pradier, 1790-1852) was a Swiss born French sculptor best known for his work in the neoclassical style such as this bronze. Much of the contents of his studio were bought up after his death by the City Museum of Geneva; and since it is unsigned, this bronze may well have been cast posthumously by the Museum.
Dimensions: 36″ ( 92 cm ) H x 23″ ( 59 cm ) W x 10″ ( 26 cm )
Ref. GM PR6500