Lantern Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1650-1710

GUSN

GUSN-2510

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

Descriptive Terms

lantern clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
engraving (printing process)
piercing
figure- and animal-derived motifs
dolphins (animals)
William and Mary
Brass
Pierced
Stipple Engraved
William and Mary
Dolphin
CLOCK

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

14 x 6.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.558