Black marble clock; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.390

Name/Title

Black marble clock

About this object

Black marble mantel clock which has been repaired (3 pieces on the top have be re-glued to the platform). Black with gold decoration, the front is decorated with gold painted scrolls and patterns and is inset with the clock face, 4 pillars (2 on either side) appear to support the top shelf. There is a bas relief scene on the front of the centre rectangular hollow block above the clock face, which seems to be on metal attached to the block. Triangular solid block shapes are placed on either side. A circular sheet brass inspection door at rear, reveals the mechanism, which is inscribed "Made in France" "618". On the top right hand corner of frame is etched "138- 512g". The key has been placed inside a plastic bag, inside the mechanism.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1850's - 1920's

Place Made

France

Place Notes

The mechanism is marked as made in France, so one can only assume that the rest of the clock was also.

Medium and Materials

Slate
Metal

Inscription and Marks

"Made in France" "618" inscribed on mechanism
"138- 512g" etched on back of clock case

Measurements

H 310mm x W 122mm x L 347mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Timepieces

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic chattels

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Timepieces

Object number

CR1977.390

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