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Watch for the Turkish Market

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Watch for the Turkish Market

Date: mid 17th-late 19th Century
Medium: Gilt brass, silver gilt, steel
Dimensions:
106 x 94 x 40 mm
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Thomas R. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 317
Label Text
This timepiece is essentially a clock held in a Renaissance-style, book-form case. While most of the watch parts date to the seventeenth century, the ensemble was mostly likely assembled in the last quarter of the nineteenth century to appeal to (or, perhaps, to fool) antique timepiece collectors.