Inscription: Inscribed on central plaque, painted on astrolabe: MARS/ AVRIL/ MAI
Inscribed on thermometer scale, at top: THERMOMETER/ FAHRENHEIT
Inscribed on scale, on both sides of thermometer: Fever/ heat, Blood/ heat, Sumer/ heat, Tempe/ rate, Freez/ ing
Scratched on front plate of clock movement: Cleaned by G. Boakes 26-10-1890; G. F> Imes 9-98.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of central plaque:  Crossed L's enclosing k (Sèvres factory mark and decorator's mark for Charles Nicolas Dodin);  L beneath Sèvres mark (probably date letter for 1764)
The Lords Hillingdon (by 1933) ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958)
Artist: Clock maker: Jean Godde l'aîné (French, ca. 1668–1748/49)Date: ca. 1740–45Medium: Case: gilded bronze, oak, and tortoiseshell on brass marquetry on oak; Dial: white enamel and gilded brass with blued-steel hands; Movement: brass and steelAccession: 1971.206.27On view in:Gallery 526