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The Art of Time: European Clocks and Watches from the Collection
December 18, 2007–April 27, 2008
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Medium: Case: silver, partly gilded, and gilt brass; movement: brass, steel
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Watch
Watchmaker: Simon Hackett
(before 1620–1664, active 1630–60, master 1646)
Date: ca. 1632–40
Medium: Case: enamel, glass, gold, and gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1477
Clock
Clockmaker: Karl Schmidt
(ca. 1590–1635/36, working 1614)
Date: ca. 1620–35
Medium: Case: gilded brass and gilded silver on a base of ebony, and ebony veneered on fruitwood; Dial: silvered brass
Accession Number: 29.52.15
Longcase clock with calendar and alarm
Movement probably by Ahasuerus II Fromanteel
(1640–1703)
Date: ca. 1690–94
Medium: Case: walnut and rosewood veneer on oak, limewood, and brass; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 46.107a–h
Mantel clock
Clockmaker: Franz Xavier Gegenreiner
(master in 1770)
Date: case ca. 1710, movement ca. 1770–90
Medium: Case: repoussé silver, partly gilded, and tortoiseshell veneer over pearwood; movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 46.162
Table or bracket clock
Clockmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: ca. 1696
Medium: Case: ebony veneered on oak, with gilded-brass mounts Dial: gilded brass, with silvered-brass chapter rings
Accession Number: 64.101.867
Clock (Pendule)
Clockmaker: Benjamin Gray
(1676–1764)
Date: ca. 1745
Medium: Case: soft-paste porcelain and gilt-bronze; Dial: painted enamel; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1974.28.91
Watch
Watchmaker: Jean Antoine Lépine
(1720–1814)
Date: ca. 1766
Medium: Case: gold, partly enameled and set with diamonds; Dial: enamel
Accession Number: 89.2.69
Watch
Watchmaker: Charles Clay
(recorded 1716, died 1740)
Date: ca. 1720
Medium: Case: gold and silver; Dial: champlevé gold
Accession Number: 89.2.92
Musical bracket clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Thomas Lozano
(active 1700–1715)
Date: ca. 1770 or later
Medium: Case and bracket: mahogany, with gilded-brass mounts; Dial: silvered brass
Accession Number: 07.275a, b
Watch
Workshop of Wetherell & Janaway
(active 1785–94)
Date: ca. 1790
Medium: Case: gold, pearls, enamel, silver set with diamonds and opal; Movement: with diamond endstone
Accession Number: 17.101.65
Astronomical table clock
Clockmaker: Caspar Behaim (Chasparus Bohemus)
(active 1568–84)
Date: 1568
Medium: Case and dials: gilded brass; Movement: iron post and frame
Accession Number: 17.190.634a–d
Monstrance clock
Date: ca. 1570
Medium: Case: gilt bronze; Dial: gilt brass; Movement: plated frame of iron, iron wheels
Accession Number: 17.190.639
Astronomical table clock
Date: first quarter 17th century
Medium: Case of gilt bronze and gilt brass; dials partly of silver and partly of gilt brass; movement of gilt brass and steel
Accession Number: 17.190.747
Watch
Watchmaker: Jean Rousseau
(1606–1684)
Date: ca. 1650–60
Medium: Case: rock crystal and gilded brass; Dial: silver, enamel
Accession Number: 17.190.1014
Watch
Watchmaker: J. Vibrandi
(recorded 1635–78)
Date: ca. 1640
Medium: Case: rock crystal and gold, partly enameled; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1019
The Rape of Europa and Mercury and the Three Graces
Watchmaker: Lambertus Vrythoff
(recorded 1724–69)
Date: case ca. 1645, movement ca. 1750
Medium: Case and dial: enameled gold; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1413
Watch
Watchmaker: Johannes van Ceulen
(recorded 1676; died 1715)
Date: ca. 1675–80
Medium: Case: enameled gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver
Accession Number: 17.190.1417
Repeating watch
Watchmaker: Francis Perigal
(active 1741–70)
Date: ca. 1770
Medium: Dial: white enamel, with black numerals and silver hands set with diamonds; Movement: with diamond endstone
Accession Number: 17.190.1427
Watch
Watchmaker: Pieter Klock
(1665–1754, working 1704)
Date: ca. 1704–20
Medium: Case: painted enamel on gold
Accession Number: 17.190.1436 ab
Pair-case repeating watch
Watchmaker: John Champion
(recorded ca. 1770–80)
Date: ca. 1760
Medium: Outer case: agate and gold set with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and rubies; Inner case: gold; dial: white enamel
Accession Number: 17.190.1440a, b
Watch
Watchmaker: Edward East
(1602–1697; Clockmakers' Company 1631)
Date: ca. 1640
Medium: Outer and inner cases: silver, with a plain silver dial; Movement: gilded brass, silver, and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1468a, b
Calendar watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Alcock
(recorded working 1630, Clockmakers’ Company 1632, died before 1688)
Date: ca. 1650
Medium: Outer case: leather-covered silver with silver piqué work; Inner case: silver; Movement: gilt brass, steel, partly blued, and silver
Accession Number: 17.190.1470
Watch
Movement by John Midnall
(recorded ca. 1620–41)
Date: probably ca. 1620–30
Medium: Case: silver; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1472
Watch in the form of a Lesser George
Movement by Nicholas Vallin
(recorded ca. 1590, died 1603)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Case: gold, partly enameled, and rock crystal; Movement: brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1475
Watch with alarm
Movement by Nicholas Vallin
(recorded ca. 1590, died 1603)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Case: gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass, with an alarm train of iron
Accession Number: 17.190.1476
Watch
Watchmaker: Robert Smith
(w. 1630; cc, 1640; master 1650; died 1654)
Date: ca. 1650
Medium: Case and dial: silver and gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver
Accession Number: 17.190.1479
Watch
Watchmaker: Robert Grinkin
(born after 1605, cc. 1632, died 1661)
Date: ca. 1640–50
Medium: Case: silver; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Accession Number: 17.190.1482
Pair-case watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: 1685–86
Medium: Outer case: red tortoiseshell with silver inlay; Inner case and champlevé dial: silver
Accession Number: 17.190.1487a, b
Pair-case watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: before 1682
Medium: Outer case: leather, studded with gold pins; Inner case and champlevé dial: gold; movement, with verge escapment signed
Accession Number: 17.190.1489a, b
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Watch
Watchmaker: Simon Hackett
(before 1620–1664, active 1630–60, master 1646)
Date: ca. 1632–40
Accession Number: 17.190.1477
Clock
Clockmaker: Karl Schmidt
(ca. 1590–1635/36, working 1614)
Date: ca. 1620–35
Accession Number: 29.52.15
Longcase clock with calendar and alarm
Movement probably by Ahasuerus II Fromanteel
(1640–1703)
Date: ca. 1690–94
Accession Number: 46.107a–h
Mantel clock
Clockmaker: Franz Xavier Gegenreiner
(master in 1770)
Date: case ca. 1710, movement ca. 1770–90
Accession Number: 46.162
Table or bracket clock
Clockmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: ca. 1696
Accession Number: 64.101.867
Clock (Pendule)
Clockmaker: Benjamin Gray
(1676–1764)
Date: ca. 1745
Accession Number: 1974.28.91
Watch
Watchmaker: Jean Antoine Lépine
(1720–1814)
Date: ca. 1766
Accession Number: 89.2.69
Watch
Watchmaker: Charles Clay
(recorded 1716, died 1740)
Date: ca. 1720
Accession Number: 89.2.92
Musical bracket clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Thomas Lozano
(active 1700–1715)
Date: ca. 1770 or later
Accession Number: 07.275a, b
Watch
Workshop of Wetherell & Janaway
(active 1785–94)
Date: ca. 1790
Accession Number: 17.101.65
Astronomical table clock
Clockmaker: Caspar Behaim (Chasparus Bohemus)
(active 1568–84)
Date: 1568
Accession Number: 17.190.634a–d
Monstrance clock
Date: ca. 1570
Accession Number: 17.190.639
Astronomical table clock
Date: first quarter 17th century
Accession Number: 17.190.747
Watch
Watchmaker: Jean Rousseau
(1606–1684)
Date: ca. 1650–60
Accession Number: 17.190.1014
Watch
Watchmaker: J. Vibrandi
(recorded 1635–78)
Date: ca. 1640
Accession Number: 17.190.1019
The Rape of Europa and Mercury and the Three Graces
Watchmaker: Lambertus Vrythoff
(recorded 1724–69)
Date: case ca. 1645, movement ca. 1750
Accession Number: 17.190.1413
Watch
Watchmaker: Johannes van Ceulen
(recorded 1676; died 1715)
Date: ca. 1675–80
Accession Number: 17.190.1417
Repeating watch
Watchmaker: Francis Perigal
(active 1741–70)
Date: ca. 1770
Accession Number: 17.190.1427
Watch
Watchmaker: Pieter Klock
(1665–1754, working 1704)
Date: ca. 1704–20
Accession Number: 17.190.1436 ab
Pair-case repeating watch
Watchmaker: John Champion
(recorded ca. 1770–80)
Date: ca. 1760
Accession Number: 17.190.1440a, b
Watch
Watchmaker: Edward East
(1602–1697; Clockmakers' Company 1631)
Date: ca. 1640
Accession Number: 17.190.1468a, b
Calendar watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Alcock
(recorded working 1630, Clockmakers’ Company 1632, died before 1688)
Date: ca. 1650
Accession Number: 17.190.1470
Watch
Movement by John Midnall
(recorded ca. 1620–41)
Date: probably ca. 1620–30
Accession Number: 17.190.1472
Watch in the form of a Lesser George
Movement by Nicholas Vallin
(recorded ca. 1590, died 1603)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 17.190.1475
Watch with alarm
Movement by Nicholas Vallin
(recorded ca. 1590, died 1603)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 17.190.1476
Watch
Watchmaker: Robert Smith
(w. 1630; cc, 1640; master 1650; died 1654)
Date: ca. 1650
Accession Number: 17.190.1479
Watch
Watchmaker: Robert Grinkin
(born after 1605, cc. 1632, died 1661)
Date: ca. 1640–50
Accession Number: 17.190.1482
Pair-case watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: 1685–86
Accession Number: 17.190.1487a, b
Pair-case watch
Watchmaker: Thomas Tompion
(1638–1713)
Date: before 1682
Accession Number: 17.190.1489a, b
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