Travelling clock by Thomas Mudge

Lord Polwarth's travelling clock.

Details

Medium:
Brass & tortoiseshell
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £220,750; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Anonymous

The movement is housed in a tortoisehell-covered brass drum case, enclosed in a mahogany carrying case.

Provenance

John Maurice, Count von Bruhl; by direct descent to the present owner.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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