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Two-hand pavilion clock
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
      Southern Germany
    • Date:
      first half 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      gilt brass, silver, iron
    • Dimensions:
      175x175x334 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Two-hand pavilion clock (Inv. 3865)

The smooth case rests on a wide base. The upper part—the "dome"—has fretworked sides through which one can see the chime and alarm bells. The silver dial holds a rotating disk at the center for the alarm. On the back are small dials for controlling the chimes. The lantern-shaped iron movement has three trains: the going train with a five-coil gut fusee and a verge escapement, and two separate chime trains for the hours and quarter-hours.