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An eight day quarter striking table clock with calendar and strike silent. The quarter striking controlled on a single snail.
Black painted break-arch with pagoda top case. Five gold-painted brass finials. Two movement retaining brackets with decorative engraving matching the movment back-plate.
Cream painted break-arch dial with iron dial plate. Gilded brass hour and minute hands, blued steel seconds and strike-silent hand.
Brass plates, back plate engraved with foliate scrollwork surrounding lidded bowl surmounted with crescent moon. Five pinned knopped pillars. Two trains, spring-driven with fusees. Going train with anchor escapement, eight day duration. Striking train for hours and quarters using a Neuchatel clock style snail, with no provision for a repeat cord.
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Height: 57 centimetres
Width: 37 centimetres
Depth: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Certain elements of the dial have been repainted, including the hour & date numerals, the chapter circles, the words "STRIKE" and "SILENT" and the foliate decoration within the strike-silent circles.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Note by the donor recorded on the Acquisition Form:
"I would like to donate this clock to the British Museum. It was left to me as part of the estate of my late wife, Azar lappard who passed away on 19th July 2017. She had verbally instructed me to offer this item to the British Museum upon her death. In turn the clock was passed on to her on November 2015 after the death of her close Friend Mr. Eric Wiget whose verbally declared wish to her was for her estate to donate the clock upon her death to the British Museum."
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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