26 May 2012

James Cox Peacock Automaton Clock



Conversation in St Petersburg:

"What's the time, dear?"

"Err.......................................... hang on........................................ it's.............................."

As far as I can make out, the clock part is those, what shall I say, vestigial? numerals that appear on the toadstool down the bottom.
The crowing cockerel is very special, and the shimmery shim tail of the peacock; magnificent
-as it should be.

3 comments:

  1. Barbara has seen this clock,
    in the movie (Russian Ark) Catherine walks in the snow in the upstairs roof garden
    thanks for posting this
    mal E + Bh

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  2. Hi Mal,
    Wow... Barbra is well-travelled!
    Has she seen the swan too I wonder? At the Bowe Museum- somewhere in northern England?
    ~D

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  3. well travelled looking at 16th C jewellery via an OzCo grant . . .
    although her father was posted to London in the old National Bank of Australia, so living in Surrey and holidaying in Europe and USA was a blast - Denmark jewellers at age 9 and Spratling and Tacso at 11 is a great eye opener eh
    Barb ponders that the Bowe is in Oxford, maybe? We will check .. and report.

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