Posted 2 years ago
This stylish desk clock was produced by the Mauthe clock company in Germany. Mauthe, Kinzle and Junghans produced the well known Black Forest Clocks.
This particular clock was produced in the latter half of the 19th century, this "Historism" design is very typical for this time period, or so I am told by the vendor who sold it to me. It usually features a panther tamed by a young, and usually nude young man, a reflection of the Grecco ideal of beauty.
I bought the clock from a vendor in Koln Germany. The figure is made from bronze patinated metal, the clock frame is of solid wood. The clock is brass with a metal clock face. The clock measures 12 1/2" (32cm) in length, 10" (25cm) in height, and depth 3 1/2" (9cm). It has been damaged the right front leg of the pather is broken off and missing but it doesn't show when set on a book case or mantle.