Franzoni - clock

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Franzoni - clock - The Clock of the Home.?The clock in the House...
The Clock of the Home.?The clock in the House of ReprfH'n!*ti*f? is an objcc* of more interest than ik generally paid to it, as it Is a work of the most beautiful sculpture. We can only guesf at the design design which seems to be to represent the winged car of Time conveying the angel of Time on her mission, mission, recording the events of Time, as it flies. On the front, Fame is bearing hrr trumpet, and by her side U a raised portrait of Washington, "Whose fame reuowued in story Shall la?t till Time ltaelf shall end-" Tbe face of tbe clock is put as a wheel of the car, with a golden circle for the figures of the hours, and silver spoke* and tire. It rests upon a globe upon which is cbisselled, in rained work, the signs ot the Zodiac, showing that Time is of and belong* to this world. The *v !iole i? truly a beautiful piece of sculpture, sculpture, the female figure exquisite, finely drapcil, and all in first proportion. One of the attendants at the Hall mounted a ladder, and found inscribed thereon, "C. Franzoni 1H9," but we are informed that he died before completing it, and that Mons. Jardella finished the work. We may mention as a fact, not to disparage this notice of the rich atfair, that the attendant was so charmed with the female figure that he kitted its beautiful cheeks, creating much merriment merriment among the ladies and gentlemen in the Hall, and showing that he was a man of plutonic taste. 1 i 1 - I i ! ' ! i | t ! 1 dauglij i , j

Clipped from Evening Star06 Oct 1853, Thu1Page 3

Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia)06 Oct 1853, Thu1Page 3
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