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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. Lavishly embellished and expertly crafted, the Apollo clock is one of the best-known pieces of Roentgen furniture.
This clock, from Roentgen-Museum, Neuwied, is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).
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Dinner fork (one of twelve)
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Inscription: Motto: DIRIGET DEUSMarking:  castle (Edinburgh town mark);
 R. (date letter for 1771-72);
 thistle (assay master's mark);
 G & K, script, in rectangle, (maker's mark for Gillsland and Ker)
Location of marks:
All on base.
Odgen Livingston Mills (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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