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1971.688 (RS117696)

Description

Fruit basket finial on square pediment-like neck; sloping shoulders echo circular clock face in center; ormolu masque above clock on shoulder; brass dial with white enameled medallions with roman numerals painted in blue; hinged convex glass covers face; hands black, spearlike; gilded leaf motif around face with beaded square below face; body curves outward at base, scrolled feet are gilded; gilded scroll at base center front; punched surface has elaborately scrolled plates of brass tacked to sides with black painted case underneath; back door hinges open, revealing works.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
foliation (pattern)
gilding
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
punching (surface marking technique)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
berry baskets
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLOCK
clocks
foliation (pattern)
Fruit Basket
Gilded
gilding
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Louis XV
Punched
punching (surface marking technique)
timepieces
Dimensions
12.625 x 6 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.688
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5337

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