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Case for Falling Drum Water Clock

preview image for Case for Falling Drum Water Clock
Inventory Number: 75541
Object Type:
Place Created: France Europe
Accession Number: 1989-25
Brief Description: Falling-drum water clock, French, early 19th century. Unsigned.

Pewter drum, suspended in wooden case with brass inlay. A wooden case with copper alloy decorative inlays showing floral patterns and roman numerals. The back panel is removed but still present. A decorative copper alloy inlay has been snapped off the top. There is an Iron swing clasp on each side.
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper Alloy
Iron
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
780 29 11 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 19878

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?Outer Case for Falling Drum Water Clock, France, Early 19th Century

preview image for ?Outer Case for Falling Drum Water Clock, France, Early 19th Century
Inventory Number: 75541
Object Type:
Place Created: France Europe
Accession Number: 1989-25
Brief Description: A large wooden cabinet with a glass front. The door is hinged and locked by a key on the side.
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper Alloy
Iron
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
780 29 11 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 19878

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/75541

Drum for Falling Drum Water Clock, French, Early 19th Century

preview image for Drum for Falling Drum Water Clock, French, Early 19th Century
Inventory Number: 75541
Object Type:
Place Created: France Europe
Accession Number: 1989-25
Brief Description: Falling-drum water clock, French, early 19th century. Unsigned. Pewter drum, suspended in wooden case with copper alloy inlay. Pewter drum, sealed, still containing liquid, has an iron axel with lead centre piece.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper Alloy
Iron
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
780 29 11 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 19878

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/75541