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Lantern Clock

Description

English lantern clock, brass, in form of a cube, surmounted by a hemispherical dome with finial, above round brass dial with Roman numerals, mounted on a framework composed of four pillars, from which rise four additional pieces that intersect, topped by finials, surmounted by an ornamental pierced-carved and engraved crest with floral and dolphin motifs; all rests on ball feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1650-1710
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
engraving (printing process)
piercing
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLOCK
Dolphin
dolphins (animals)
engraving (printing process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
lantern clocks
Pierced
piercing
Stipple Engraved
timepieces
William and Mary
Dimensions
14 x 6.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.558
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2510

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