Statuette: Charles le Temeraire
Overall: 24 x 10 x 8 1/2 in. ( 61 x 25.4 x 21.6 cm )
Stamped: Titled in base: "CHARLES LE TEMERAIRE" Inscribed: Engraved in base: "Boyer" Stamped: In base: "ROBINET" Inscribed: In ink on reverse of base: "Charles Le Temeraire/de Boyer N. 81"
Standing figure of man in armor; proper left arm lowered holding long swaord; right gauntlet on ground. Titled in base: "CHARLES LE TEMERAIRE" Engraved in base: "Boyer" Stamped in Base: "ROBINET"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.