Bronze Cartel Clock – 漢來大飯店 (The Grand Hi Lai Hotel)

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In the middle of the eighteenth century, French clockmakers started giving up wood and using bronze. In design, the clock’s material of carving sculpture and main body is gold-plated bronze. Roman numerals made of pottery and porcelain are made by high-temperature glazing.  Above the clock, there is a carriage with the god of the sun, Apollo, controlling four horses. Below it is the goddess of the moon, Diana, riding a dolphin. In the middle section are curly flower decorations winding round the whole face of the clock. Carved flowers, unbalanced design, whirl-like veins etc. – all these are in the Rococo style.

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