Marble Clocks: Album 347

Marble Clocks: Album 347

by Peter Wotton, Brian Oliver
     
 

From the mid nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian era the most popular mantel clock was the mass-produced French 'marble clock'. Even though these clocks came in a vast range of case styles, they were instantly recognisable. The stone-like case, usually black, was typically relieved with ornaments, bands and columns of coloured stone or metal, which the

Overview

From the mid nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian era the most popular mantel clock was the mass-produced French 'marble clock'. Even though these clocks came in a vast range of case styles, they were instantly recognisable. The stone-like case, usually black, was typically relieved with ornaments, bands and columns of coloured stone or metal, which the style of the case drew its artistic inspiration from contemporary architecture.

About the author
Brian Oliver runs a horological shop in Hove specialising in old clock parts and clocks for restoration and Peter Wotton is by profession a chartered engineer who in recent years has expanded his interest in horology.

Other titles for Shire by this author are:
Anniversary Clocks (currently out of print)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747804314
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.17(d)

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