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Collections > Clocks & Watches > Bracket Clock
The case of wood decorated with Vernis Martin was developed in France by the Martin family who were given sole rights to its use in 1730. It was designed to imitate oriental lacquer through the use of coloured paints and varnish, and became popular for its wider range of colours.
Size: Height: 96 cm; Width: 47 cm; Depth: 23 cm.
Artist / Maker: J. Gardelle of Paris
Object Type: clock
Period: Louis XV
Actual Date: c. 1750
Century: 18th century
Materials: Wood, Gilt-bronze
Museum Accession Number: Founders/CW.15