Friday, August 5, 2011

How Prosperous Parisians in the 18th Century Woke Up

Wall clock (pendule d'alcove), movement by Charles Voisin, clockmaker; clock case made at the Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory, about 1740. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 81.DB.81
Wake up to the sound of beautiful chimes from gorgeous clocks like this, now on display at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. You can read all about it AND get a free ringtone for your Smartphone on The Getty's blog in an article by Jessica Portner. I higly recommend. You will be transported in time, literally, to the enchanted world of 18th century Paris. Enjoy!

P.S. How do you like that snake at the top of the clock? : )

3 comments:

MEG MITCHELL said...

Beautiful clock and the sound is so delicate. Would be wonderful in a bedroom. Not sure I would hear the "ding" on my phone. Noisy in the city.
Have a good weekend.
Meg

M-T said...

Tic Toc!! What a clock!! I might not mind getting up in the morning if I had that to wake me.

Fabulous!

Elaine Biss Designs said...

That clock`s detail is pretty breathtaking!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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