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A2976 Lantern clock, metal / timber, Japan, 1860. Click to enlarge.

Lantern clock, metal / timber, Japan, 1860

Made
  • 1860
This is a Japanese lantern clock with an engraved brass dial decorated with signs of the zodiac. It was made in Japan in 1860. Even though it is a Japanese clock, the symbols on its face come from the Chinese calendar. For centuries Japan used the same way of telling the time and the same calendar as China.

Summary

Object No.

A2976

Object Statement

Lantern clock, metal / timber, Japan, 1860

Physical Description

Japanese lantern clock, engraved brass dial with the signs of the zodiac, in carved hardwood case, made in Japan, 1860

Dimensions

Height

1730 mm

Production

Made

  • 1860

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1936

Acquisition Date

28 October 1936

Cite this Object

Harvard

Lantern clock, metal / timber, Japan, 1860 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 February 2021, <https://ma.as/177207>

Wikipedia

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