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Drawing, Clock Set in a Porcelain

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1855 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on tracing paper, mounted on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Pauline Riggs Noyes Fund.

  • Box Clock (USA)
  • wood case with painted dial on glass door, lead weights, paper.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 317044.
  • 14.2012.46

Its dimensions are

43.5 x 28.8 cm (17 1/8 x 11 5/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and blue ink, lower left: Pendule porcelaine tendre mont e de Bronze; at center: No. 59; lower right: hauteur 50...es; in graphite, lower right: No. 208

Cite this object as

Drawing, Clock Set in a Porcelain; France; brush and gouache, graphite on tracing paper, mounted on white wove paper; 43.5 x 28.8 cm (17 1/8 x 11 5/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.); Museum purchase from Pauline Riggs Noyes Fund; 1953-206-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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