Description The movement of this clock is marked D. F. with a pinecone, indicating Augsburg as its city of origin. It is typical of the elaborate clocks with symbolic associations for which that city became known in the later 16th and 17th centuries. Urns had been used since antiquity for the ashes of the dead, while on the silver ovals are allegorical representations of the four seasons.
|1/27/1978||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|12/13/1979||Examination||examined for loan|
|10/14/1987||Examination||examined for condition|
|7/01/2002||Examination||examined for survey|
- Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich; National Museum of History and Technology, Washington. 1980-1981.
Provenance Seligman Brothers, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] D.F.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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