Mantlepiece garniture: Jean Sans Peur and Charles le Temeriare with clock

Mantlepiece garniture: Jean Sans Peur and Charles le Temeriare with clock
Title
Mantlepiece garniture: Jean Sans Peur and Charles le Temeriare with clock
Date 
ca. 1853
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 x 36 x 12 in. ( 63.5 x 91.4 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
A three part mantlepiece garniture consisting of two free standing statuettes of Jean Sans Peur and Charles le Temeraire and a mantlepiece clock depicting a young Crusader in the act of teaching a Saracen companion to read.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Josephine Willis
Object Number 
1935.6a-c
Gallery Label 
This clock and figures were supposedly exhibited in 1853 at the New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations at the Crystal Palace, where they received a prize in their particular class group. After the exhibition they were purchased by the donor's grandfather, Alfred Willis, and given to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Willis, father and mother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group