Table or bracket clock with calendar

Maker: Clockmaker: Daniel Delander (British, 1678–1733)

Date: probably ca. 1720

Culture: British, London

Medium: Case: walnut, oak veneered with walnut and burl walnut; stained wooden moldings; and brass fittings; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel

Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/4 × 14 1/2 × 8 1/4 in. (56.5 × 36.8 × 21 cm)

Classification: Horology

Credit Line: Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, 1973

Accession Number: 1974.28.94


Delander, a former journeyman in the workshop of Thomas Tompion (1639–1713), was another of the innovative clockmakers who contributed to the superb reputation of English horology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A longcase clock by Delander in the Museum's collection contains a movement regulated by his own version of a duplex escapement. This table clock, or bracket clock as the type has been commonly called, is also unusual owing to its large size and beautiful proportions. The eight-day, spring-driven movement can be adjusted to strike the hours or remain silent.