As a clock or vase mount, this nymph, her body terminating in an acanthus console, would have been primarily seen in profile. However, she is lovely from all sides and has a beautifully modeled back and a wonderful coiffure.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
Artist: Clockmaker: Jean Godde l'aîné (French, ca. 1668–1748/49)Date: ca. 1740–45Medium: Case: gilded bronze, oak, and tortoiseshell on brass marquetry on oak; Dial: white enamel and gilded brass with blued-steel hands; Movement: brass and steelAccession: 1971.206.27On view in:Gallery 526