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  • Description

    Plate 6: design for octagonal clock face set between four ornaments, and below three horizontal friezes and two key bows (?); all are decorated with foliate scrolls on dark ground Engraving

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  • Date

    • 1620-1630
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Width: 103 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With the monogram "MB". Numbered above "6".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see Gg,K.16.

  • Bibliography

    • Guilmard 503.13.L bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 64 bibliographic details
    • Michel le Blon 64 bibliographic details
    • Berlin 742(1)L bibliographic details
    • Fuhring not described bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

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    Prints & Drawings

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