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Carriage clock: M.48 & A-1997

Object information

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Army & Navy/Paris




Carriage clock with half-hour striking and hour repeating.
The clock has a rectangular brass case decorated with chased silvered strip round the base and four cylindrical Egyptian side pillars, the dial surround and side panels chased in relief with Biblical scenes, gilt, silvered and blued. On the front left is displayed 'Rebeccah at the Well'. On the right, there is a shaped handle with silvered and chased cylindrical central section. Bevelled glass glazing to front and back doors and top panel.
There is brass plated movent, and the back plate is stamped 'Army & Navy/Paris' between the winding clicks, and '456' at bottom left corner of the plate. Under the canter pivot is the word 'Hands' with a curved arrow over it. At the top are script 'S' and 'F'. There is a coiled gong on the back plate. Silvered French or Swiss platform escapement with right angle English leve escapement across the top of the movement. Brass key


History note: Received on loan 22nd April 1996. Mrs Harmer died on 2nd May 1996. The clock belonged to Mrs Harmer's late husband, Denis Bishop Harmer

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Doris Irene Harmer

Measurements and weight

Height: 210 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by Harmer, Doris Irene, Mrs


20th Century
1900 - 1910

Components of the work

Case composed of brass (alloy)
Key composed of brass (alloy)
Movement composed of brass (alloy)
Base Length 110 mm Width 96 mm
Side Panels

Materials used in production

glazing Glass

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.48 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 139974
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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