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Table clock


Object connections:

Collection Timekeeping, Domestic clocks and watches
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Casimir V

Object details:

Object ID ZAA0011
Description This magnificent example of the Renaissance clockmaker's art is reputed to have once belonged to Casimir II of Poland. The highly-decorated gilt-brass case contains a spring-driven clockwork mechanism of 30-hour duration which, in addition to telling the time and date, has complex gearing to provide over forty different indications. The main astrolabic dial shows relative lunar, solar and stellar positions for any given date. Although signed by Buschman, the clock is believed to have been made by Johann Reinhold of Augsburg.
Date made circa 1586

Artist/Maker Buschman, Caspar
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials Metal
Measurements Overall: 167 mm x 268 mm x 266 mm x 12.65 kg
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