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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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Pair of saltcellars
Set of four saltcellars
Miniature salt trencher
Pair of miniature saltcellars
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 512
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned;
 Lion passant;
 C in pointed shield (London date letter for 1620–21);
 RP (in shaped shield) between two pellets, an escallop above;
Location of marks:
-: on drum, in well of second salt well, on dome of cover.
Sir G.W. Dasent (until June 2, 1875) ; Private Collection (until 1882; sale, Christie's, May 11, 1882, no. 210) ; [ Thomas Lumley LTD. ; to Irwin Untermyer in 1957 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1957–68; to MMA)
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