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Planisphere Clock:Upper dial
Planisphere Clock:Upper dial
The uppermost dial was originally fitted with a revolving disk painted with the moon, whose phases could be seen through the crescent-shaped aperture.


Case attributed to Jean-Pierre Latz, furniture worker; movement (now missing) by Alexandre Fortier, clockmaker
French, Paris, 1745 - 1749
Oak veneered with kingwood, mahogany, and bois satiné; bronze mounts; brass dials
H: 9 ft. 3 in. x W: 3 ft. 1 in. x D: 1 ft. 3 in.
74.DB.2