Exhibitions/ Art Object

Musical bracket clock with calendar

Maker:
Clockmaker: Thomas Lozano (active 1700–1715)
Date:
ca. 1770 or later
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Case and bracket: mahogany, with gilded-brass mounts; Dial: silvered brass
Dimensions:
Clock: 32 x 19-3/4 x 10 in. (81.3 x 50.2 x 25.4 cm); Bracket: 12-3/4 x 21-1/2 x 10-3/4 in. (32.4 x 54.6 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Wm. C. Egleston, in memory of her husband, 1907
Accession Number:
07.275a, b
Not on view
A native of Spain, Lozano learned his craft in London and spent his working life there, hence the London place-name and Spanish spelling on the dial of this clock. The case, dial, and back plate of the clock all reflect the influence of English rococo style but are not typically English. The movement incorporates a musical mechanism, with a choice of twelve tunes, which like the striking mechanism can be silenced at will.
Signature: Thos. Lozano (in script) / EN LONDRES (on dial)
Mrs. Wm. C. Egleston (until 1907; to MMA)
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