Mechanical Compositions

Musical picture with clock

    Musical picture with clock

    1870-1880's

    Wood, gesso, gold leaf, glass, fabric (silk), metal; painting

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    Picture is in wooden frame covered with gold leaf, complemented by relief floral elements and curls, cartouches in the corners. Mountain landscape with a village, castle and windmills, ship, trains and balloons is depicted on the picture. White enamel dial with black Roman numerals and two hands is fitted in the castle tower. The clock movement is pendulum with lever escapement and half an hour shime. The composition is glazed. 

    When the movement is activated, the ship starts swaying on the waves, the trains move on the bridge, the windmill and the water mill rotate, balloons move in the sky, the lights turn on in the windows of the castle and the mill.

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    Инв.1451/ММП