Mantel Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-6552

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

Descriptive Terms

mantel clocks
timepieces
bronze (metal)
lacquering
piercing
tin (metal)
fruit bowls
Bronze
Tin
Fruit Bowl
Mask
Pierced
Lacquered
CLOCK

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

12.75 x 6 x 4.125 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1340