Traveling clock with alarm and calendar

Probably by Joseph Paulet probably French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century small clocks adapted for traveling were comparatively rare. This example, in an exquisite case of engraved and repoussé silver, with a champlevé silver dial, belongs to a group of five or six examples, all signed "Paulet London." The universal ball joint at the top allows the clock to swing from its suspension ring, cushioning the jolts of motion.

Traveling clock with alarm and calendar, Probably by Joseph Paulet (probably French, active 1687–1716), Case and dial: silver, partially gilded; brass, partially gilded; steel, British, London

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