Case: rock crystal and gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass and silver, partly gilt; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Not on view
Buschmann belonged to a prominent family of clockmakers active in Augsburg in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His uncle, Johann I Buschmann, learned the secret of Jost Bürgi’s cross-beat escapement, and for a brief period watches with the escapement were made in Augsburg. This watch has an ordinary verge escapement, but it tells the hour of the day, the day of the week, the day of the month, the phases of the moon, and the age of the moon in its monthly cycle.
Signature: Signed on back plate of movement: Davidt Buschman/Aug
Carl Heinrich Marfels ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
Artist: Fourteen identified German (Augsburg) goldsmiths and other German artisans; Japanese (Imari) porcelain makerDate: ca. 1743–45Medium: Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristleAccession: 2005.364.1a–d–.48On view in:Gallery 551