Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-5337

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

Descriptive Terms

clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
gilding
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
punching (surface marking technique)
berry baskets
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Louis XV
Brass
Louis XV
Gilded
Fruit Basket
Leaf
Punched
CLOCK

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

12.625 x 6 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.688