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Wall clock-thermometer (pendule et thermomètre en cartel)

Maker:
Clockmaker: Claude-Siméon Passemant (1702–1769)
Factory:
Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
Date:
1764–70
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gilt bronze, porcelain, enamel, steel, oak
Dimensions:
Overall: 40 1/2 × 11 × 3 3/8 in. (102.9 × 27.9 × 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.58
Not on view
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: [1] Crossed L's enclosing k (Sèvres factory mark and decorator's mark for Charles Nicolas Dodin); [2] L beneath Sèvres mark (probably date letter for 1764)
The Lords Hillingdon (by 1933) ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958)
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