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Started: dec 29, 2004
Last Update: jan 7, 2005

The clock


I have to start by admitting that my knowledge of clocks is at best very limited.

The frame around the face has fleur de lys in the corners. The hand has a fleur de lys index. It has a sun shaped ornament on top with the upturned ray ending in a fleur de lys. All these ornamental features seem to indicate that this is a clock made especially for the royal court.
It seems to be linked with Huygens the inventor of the pendulum clock by a slight pointing gesture of his right hand.