COMPASS Title: Table Night Clock, made by Pietro Tommasi Campani

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1958,1006.21281958,1006.2128

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COMPASS Title: Table Night Clock, made by Pietro Tommasi Campani

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  • COMPASS Title: Table Night Clock, made by Pietro Tommasi Campani

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  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mounts, inset polished slabs of semi-precious stones and columns painted to simulate blue marble; concealed drawer in lower portion; painted dial scene contains combination of allusions to the four ages of man and the four times of day; above is Chronos.  TRAIN-COUNT. Gt wheel 2nd wheel 140/5 3rd wheel 160/5 4th (inertia arm) 8

    3/4: Left

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  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mounts, inset polished slabs of semi-precious stones and columns painted to simulate blue marble; concealed drawer in lower portion; painted dial scene contains combination of allusions to the four ages of man and the four times of day; above is Chronos.  TRAIN-COUNT. Gt wheel 2nd wheel 140/5 3rd wheel 160/5 4th (inertia arm) 8

    Detail: Other

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mounts, inset polished slabs of semi-precious stones and columns painted to simulate blue marble; concealed drawer in lower portion; painted dial scene contains combination of allusions to the four ages of man and the four times of day; above is Chronos.  TRAIN-COUNT. Gt wheel 2nd wheel 140/5 3rd wheel 160/5 4th (inertia arm) 8

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mounts, inset polished slabs of semi-precious stones and columns painted to simulate blue marble; concealed drawer in lower portion; painted dial scene contains combination of allusions to the four ages of man and the four times of day; above is Chronos.  TRAIN-COUNT. Gt wheel 2nd wheel 140/5 3rd wheel 160/5 4th (inertia arm) 8

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front

  • Night clock; going-train only; 'silent crank' escapement with short pendulum; light (originally provided by oil-lamp placed within case) shines through the hour numeral apertures in the revolving disc; elaborate ebony-veneered case with gilded-brass mount

    Full: Front