Concept

Time

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  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • Clocks: a large carved stone gnomon, dated 1714, on Lord Reay's estate at Tongue. Lithograph after a drawing by C. G. Loch.
  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • The arts of Minerva reduce the power of Time to end life, but death from old age or from plague still exists. Engraving by G. Glover, 1639.
  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • The double-headed eagle, representing the Holy Roman Empire, stands on a bobbin holding in its wings the outer sphere of the universe showing the elements of time from which the world is made: months, days, planets, signs of the zodiac, etc. Engraving by P. Miotte.
  • A bracket clock (shelf clock, mantel clock). Construction and assembly by John Leroux, 177-.
  • A seated woman personifying history and a man representing time gesturing towards the socle of a pair of columns decorated with portrait ovals; above, Fame holds her trumpet. Engraving by C. Duflos, 1725, after J. Desmarets.

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