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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Exquisitely constructed, the case of this clock boasts finely detailed marquetry designs and a multitude of functions, including dials that indicate the time in ten of the most important cities in the world.
This clock is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013). See Collections to learn more about this clock.
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 723
Marking: In underglaze blue on base: Interlaced C's, Sevres / 25 below [markf for Sèvres 1825]
In gilt on base: Script N... 25 [marked for Richard (gilder), 1815-1848]
Incised on .1: 23 10
Incised on .2: 23 11; and script AD
[ Lorie, Inc. , 1926; sold to MMA ]
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