Antique French Gilt and Bronze Mantle Clock “Father Time”
Maker: Boudet a Paris
Dimensions: H19.75" W15" D7"
A classic depiction of Father Time adorns this eight-day twin train movement that strikes on a bell that is contained in a cylinder held under his arm. Father Time, mounted on a marble plinth is depicted carrying a sickle in his right arm. The porcelain dial showcases the movement which has Roman hours and Arabic minutes. The clock hands are in the shape of a serpent and the dial is inscribed with “Boudet a Paris.”
Farther Time is an elderly man, dressed in a robe with scythe and hourglass. The New Years Eve custom of Father Time is a personification of the previous year who hands over the duties of time to the New Year. Old Father Time is a weather vane at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.