Metalwork / Armor and Equipment

Clock Decorated with a Bird on a Cup

  • Mechanism by C. Thompson
  • England, 18th century
  • h: 100cm d: 43cm w: 50cm
  • [30301]

Decorative clocks with European internal mechanisms were very popular at the Chinese Qing dynasty court. When this clock strikes the hour, a tune plays on its chimes and the bird moves and chirps.

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