Watch revolving within a Y-form bracket on a tripod stand with folding feet.

The rotating dial of the clock is made of enamel and painted in grisaille with the constellations. Against this, moving gold symbols indicate the positions of the sun and moon. As Jonathan Betts has observed 'such extravagant novelties were ... popular with East India Company officers and ... were almost certainly made ... for the far eastern market.'

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Provenance

Paul Mellon collection, previous history unknown


National Maritime Museum

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 9NF
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Daily, 10am – 5pm. Closes 6pm during summer holidays. Closed 24 – 26 Dec



Exhibitions at National Maritime Museum

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