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SM Adam volume 25/36


[54] Design for a clock encasement, c1778, not known to have been executed


Elevation of a clock case, with ball feet and a pedestal base. This is formed with pilasters ornamented with paterae, ram masks and a frieze of fluting, which flank the reclining figure of Time, draped and bearing a scythe. Above this there is the clock face, which is flanked by merfolk supporting festoons, and with swags and rosettes above. The case is surmounted by an urn, ornamented with a band of guilloche, masks and husks To the right - An unwashed design for the profile of the clock case


to a scale


Watch Case for Lady Bathurst

Signed and dated

  • c1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Indian yellow on laid paper (216 x 251)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Preliminary design (pencil), for a watch case?


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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