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Planisphere Clock:Crowned C stamp
Planisphere Clock:Crowned C stamp
All the mounts on the lower section of the clock are struck with a small stamp in the form of a crowned C. The "C"stands for copper, and this stamp was used on alloys containing copper to denote that a tax had been paid between 1745 and 1749.


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