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Gilt with astronomical & astrological dials on four sides, of silver with blue, orange & green enamel. Two gongs in top. Frame engraved with scrolls & fruit, medallions on two sides of base; vases on two ends under dials, & landscapes on front & back.


March 12, 1914, Elliot C. Lee [see note 1]; 1922, sold from the Lee estate, through Henry B. Cabot, executor under the will of Elliot C. Lee, to the MFA for $250. (Accession date: April 6, 1922) NOTES: [1] In 1914, the piece was loaned to the MFA by Elliot C. Lee.

Credit Line

Lina Frank Hecht Fund

German (Augsburg), about 1625–50

Object Place

Augsburg, Germany


Overall: 54 x 23.7 x 31.4 cm (21 1/4 x 9 5/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze and brass, enameled silver