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


Daniel Delander was the most distinguished member of a long-active family of London clockmakers. Apprenticed in 1692 to Charles Halstead, he later became a journeyman assistant in the workshop of Thomas Tompion. By 1706 he had set up his own establishment in Devereux Court, Fleet Street. His clocks and watches are known for both their inventiveness and fine craftsmanship. This table clock, or bracket clock, as the type has been commonly called, is unusual owing to its large size and elegant proportions. The eight-day springdriven movement can be adjusted to strike the hours or remain silent.