Daimyo-dokei or Japanese lantern clock

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Japanese «lantern clock» with brass casing and mechanism entirely made out of iron.

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Description

Japanese «lantern clock» with brass casing and mechanism entirely made out of iron.
The fixed «hour» circle in silvered with the chinese zodiacal signs and numerals.
The clock has a double balance, one for day hours, one for night, a deep bell, and an alarm. The pyramidal stand inside which hang the weights that activate the mechanism is made out of black lacquered wood.

Period
Middle of Edo
Height
85 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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