Mantlepiece garniture: Jean Sans Peur and Charles le Temeriare with clock
Overall: 25 x 36 x 12 in. ( 63.5 x 91.4 x 30.5 cm )
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.
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.
Gift of Miss Josephine Willis
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