Astronomical table clock by Thomas Barry

The clock was made in the Liverpool area at the height of the area's international importance as a centre of horological expertise.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany, brass & steel
Dimensions:
91 x 42 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£42,500 ( Total: £250,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Raffety & Walwyn

This clock shows the movement of the sun and moon, planets and stars, and is in full working order.

Artists include

Provenance

Raffled at Mr Forshaw's Hotel, Liverpool, circa 1787; Jack Guest, Liverpool, circa 1900; then by descent; Brightwells, Leominster, 2000.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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