Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Bronze Apollo & Daphne Clock in Empress Marie’s Bathroom

Rudolphus von Furstenberg shared on his Facebook page yesterday www.facebook.com/rudolphusegon.vonfurstenberg
a link to a beautiful video of Bernini’s Apollo & Daphne www.facebook.com/restaurars/videos/1202835473073149/

In Empress Marie’s bathroom on the 2nd Floor of the Winter Palace, there was a bronze clock with Bernini’s figures of Apollo and Daphne on the marble mantelpiece. It was made by the famous St. Petersburg firm of bronzier Felix Chopin.

Hau’s watercolor (enlarged view below) of Empress Marie’s Bathroom with the marble mantelpiece on the left

The watercolor shows a side view of the fireplace with the candelabra in front of the clock under the protective glass. I have been unable to discover where the clock is today or even a photograph of it. Can anyone help?

Bernini’s Apollo & Daphne

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