Masterpiece clock from Augsburg, Germany, 1625-1635

Made:
1625-1635 in Germany

Upright table clock, by unknown maker, made in Augsburg, Germany, 1625-1635

This clock is known as a 'masterpiece clock' because it was made as part of a clockmaker's final assessment according to the strict guild regulations in German towns, such as Augsburg where this example was made, in the early-seventeenth century.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1952-312 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal) and twine
type:
table clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Pratt and Son Ltd.