A Royal Table Clock by David Ramsey

Catalogue no: 1253
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Major C.T.P.Bailey
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1931
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Relics" section of the magazine. A brief account of the life and work of David Ramsey followed by a description of the clock that had only recently been acquired by the V & A A full description given of the curious engraving on the underside of the clock showing the Pope's nose being held to a grindstone with speculation on the reasons for this image. Pencil note by Ilbert, "Bernal Sale Lot 3971" 2 photographs as follows: 1. Engraving on underside of clock. King James 1st, with other high personages, holding the Pope's nose to the Grindstone. 2. Side view of clock showing square case of gilt brass with dome above surmounted by dial (dial not shown). Also, advertisement for Warner & Green, 11, Lincoln's Inn Field, London with photographs of 3 clocks as follows: 1. Small walnut longcase clock, c. 1677 2. Daniel Quare longcase clock in walnut and burr elm case, c.1700 3. Fine Louis XV clock by Julien Leroy
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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