Old English Clocks of the Emperor of Russia

Catalogue no: 1237
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E. Alfred Jones
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1916
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 225mm Condition: Good, cover frayed and torn
Related titles: See New Cat. No. 1232 Related library records:
Notes:
A history and description of some of the Tsars' English clocks. Examples described and illustrated include the following: 1. A large musical bracket clock by Henry Thornton, London, originally owned by Peter the Great. 2. An elaborate gilt table clock and musical box by P. Torekler, London 3. Two watches enclosed within architectural frames and mounted on Corinthian pillars of Derbyshire stone. 4. An elaborate oval picture frame clock set with paste scrolls and foliage by P. Torekler, London. 5. A watch set into a mount of mother of pearl, framed in gold set with three diamonds and three garnets. Reference is also made to English cocks in the Troitsa monastery and other churches.
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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