Freres, Vaucher and Bordier1795 – 1800

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

Pocket watch movement. Circular plates system. Spring driven with fusee. Verge escapement. Prismatic base standing on four legs in the form of a spinning whirl.
On the front side of it is a symmetrically designed appliqué: two adorsed horns of plenty connected with a ribbon. On the base is the casing, set a little to the right, shaped as a pack of cotton (tobacco). On the top there is basket with fruit of pineapple and poppy. On the left, with the left hand leaning on the body, there is a figure of a black person in a skirt made of palm leaves and a matching crown on his head. The figure is holding a rope in the right hand. Right from the casing is an anchor and a barrel. The whole hour is gilt, excluding the patinated body of the figure. The dial framed with a rope motif is white enamelled with black Arabic numerals for marking hours, and with dashes for minutea. The hands are brass, type Louis XV.

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  • Title: Clock
  • Creator: Freres, Vaucher, Bordier
  • Date: 1795 – 1800
  • Date Created: 1795 – 1800
  • Location Created: France (movement: Switzerland), Paris (movement: Geneva)
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 14 cm x 6 cm
  • Type: clock
  • Contributor: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • External Link: http://athena.muo.hr/?object=list&find=019643
  • Medium: brass, enamel, bronze