Clock with Standing Putto

Henry Dasson was a distinguished nineteenth-century Parisian cabinetmaker specializing in gilt-bronze mounted furniture.  He began his career as a bronze sculptor, which in turn influenced his technique of chiseling and his bronze work on his furniture.

This ornate clock features a putto, cherub-like child, unraveling a scroll. Dasson’s attention to detail is evident in the well-defined curls in the putto’s hair and the cloth draped over the clock.

Located in the McKee Gallery

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