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Signature: On zodiac dial: Achenbach & Schmidt à Neuwied; marquetry signed on front of pendulum case: REUSCHInscription: Dials inscribed: PHILADELPHIA, MEXICO, PEKING, HISPAHAN, CAS-BON-SPEI, CAIRO, ROM, LISABON, LONDEN, ST. PETERSBURG
probably made for Duke Charles Alexander of Lorraine and delivered to Brussels before 1776 ; taken back in August 1776 by David Roentgen in partial payment for a secretary cabinet ; possibly the landgraves of Hessen-Kassel ; acquired by Edgar Worch from the Hessen family after WWI ; his wife, Mrs. Edgar Worch (until 1975; to MMA)
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