French Portico Clock                                                        Back
with knifeblade pendulum suspension
ca. 1860

This clock was originally made from alabaster. because alabaster is a porous and volatile material,
it is prone to colouring. In moist environments it can become red/brown, instead of its original ivory.
This clock also suffered from that condition. It has been laquered and shellacced in white,
because its movement is of supreme quality and condition.

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