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Bracket clock: M.10-1948

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Lefrand (Maker)




Bracket clock with 8 day circular movement. In form of an urn.

Dial: The dial consists of two shallow rotating drums each carrying twelve white enamel plaques with black markings. The lower one has roman numerals for the hours and the upper one has dots for the minutes which are marked every five with arabic numerals. There is a fixed arrow design hand.

Movement: 8 day circular movement striking hours and half hours hours on a bell. With later platform lever escapement. The back plate stamped ‘Lefrand a Paris 281' and the inside of the bell stamped ‘Amant'. The movement probably early nineteenth century.

Case: Of bluejohn stone (fluospar) in the form of an urn, with fine quality ormolu mounts including goats' heads joined by swags of flowers, the vase and base united by acanthus foliage, and formerly with a pineapple ? finial now missing.

Legal notes

Given by C.D. Rotch

Measurements and weight

Height: 47.6 cm
Height: 18 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948) by Rotch, Claude Dickason


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1775 : movement appears later (perhaps early 19th century)

Components of the work

Case composed of bluejohn stone ormolu

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1948
Primary reference Number: 140583
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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