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Table clock: M.5-1947

Object information

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Maker: Lenhiuk, J. J.




Square table clock with three trains movement.

Dial: dial plate, 3 inches square, English-style applied silvered chapter ring with the minutes numbered every five outside the minute band, half hour divi¬sions on the inner edge and fleur de lys type half hour marks. Central silvered alarm setting disc with hour divisions and arabic numerals. The dial centre engraved with formalised foliage. Flat pierced and engraved brass spandrels riveted in place. Pierced steel hour hand with tail for set¬ting the alarm, the minute hand missing.

Movement: Thirty hour movement with three trains for going, hour striking and repeating, and alarm. Gilt movement with square brass plates separated by four English style turned brass pillars pinned on the bottom plate. The bottom plate engraved with a gadrooned border, scrolled decoration and the signa¬ture ‘J. J. Lenhiuk London'. There is a trace of other engraving under the border on the side oppo¬site to the signature. Going train with seven turn fusee and chain, verge escapement. Tompion type regulator with brass disc numbered 1,2,3,4, in ara¬bic numerals, set in brass plate pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage. The English style balance cock similarly decorated. Striking train with resting barrel and fly with three spherical weights, the hammer tail lifted by a star wheel. Rack striking with the snail mounted on a star wheel for accurate repeating of the hours by an external cord connected to the lifting piece. Alarm train with resting barrel and stop work on top plate. Hammer tail lifted by star wheel and similar fly to that on striking train. Striking and alarm hammers and bell are all modern replacements.

Case: 4 1/2 inches square by 3 1/4 inches high, of gilt brass with the top moulding engraved with floral and other designs. Side windows held in shaped and engraved bronze frames. Bronze ball and claw feet with winged knees. Bottom door and hinge replaced.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Jessie Lloyd

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Height: 3¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947) by Lloyd, Jessie, Mrs


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Circa 1730 - Circa 1740


Most probably East German; a similar but earlier clock by Caroli of Koenigsberg is shown by H.A. Lloyd in Old Clocks, see Documentation

Components of the work

Case composed of gilt brass bronze
Movement composed of gilt brass (alloy)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. J. Lenhiuk London
  • Location: On bottom plate
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1947
Primary reference Number: 139979
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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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