Tuesday, January 23, 2018

8 day longcase clock. Clock dates back to 1700 and the case to late 19th - early 20th century CE. Original dial of this clock has been replaced by a brass dial with Tamil numerals perhaps during the late 19th or early 20th century CE. Original long-case was also replaced by a mandapa-shaped wooden carved case done in South Indian style. The front and the side panels are done in metal repoussé work with floral meanders. Lower part of the case depicts mythological scenes and the case was manufactured at the Madras School of Arts. Clock on display in The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai and was donated by Dorab Tata.

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