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Bracket clock: MAR.M.206-1912

Object information

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Maker: Lagarde




Bracket clock with 8 day movement. Louis XIV style, with winged figure of Victory.

Dial: Gilt brass dial with twelve apertures behind which are fitted white enamel plaques with blue roman numerals. A ring of quarter hour divisions cast into the dial plate inside the hour apertures and individual minute numbers cast into the outer edge. Shaped blued steel hands. The dial not signed, but rear of dial plate stamped `Lagarde 3026'.

Movement: 8 day movement striking hours and half hours on a bell. Square plates, the back plate stamped ‘LAGARDE à Paris 3026', also in a medallion ‘Japy Fils / 1885 / Medailles / 1844 1849'. Pendulum also stamped `3026'.

Case: In late Louis XIV style with mahogany carcase veneered with Buhl work in brass and turtle shell which is brown with mottling. Good quality ormolu mounts including scrolled feet terminating in putti, caryatids and finials, and surmounted by a winged figure of Victory. The lower part of the dial open¬ing occupied by a mount depicting goddesses and Cupid with a globe.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 80 cm
Height: 31½ in

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Second half of 19th Century
Circa 1850 - 1899

School or Style

Louis Quatorze

Components of the work

Case composed of turtle shell mahogany brass (alloy)
Mounts composed of ormolu

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LAGARDE A PARIS 3026
  • Location: Back plate of mechanism
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.206-1912
Primary reference Number: 167418
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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