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Mantel Clock

1971.1340 (RS118102)

Description

Bronze finial of bowl of fruit sits on square pediment; rectangular body with rounder shoulders, on four scrolled bronze feet; bronze human mask at center front; underneath is clock face; white ceramic disks have blue painted Roman numerals I-XII; figured brass face, two spear-like arms; body of clock case black lacquer with pierced, scrolled brass plates covering surface; back door opens revealing workings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bronze (metal)
lacquering
piercing
tin (metal)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Bronze
bronze (metal)
CLOCK
Fruit Bowl
fruit bowls
Lacquered
lacquering
mantel clocks
Mask
Pierced
piercing
timepieces
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
12.75 x 6 x 4.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1340
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6552

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