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Perpetual Calendar Clock

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A fantastic and rare perpetual calendar clock by English goldsmith and watchmaker Manoah Rhodes

Key Features

  • An exceptional gilt brass perpetual calendar clock by English goldsmith and watchmaker Manoah Rhodes
  • The timepiece includes an aneroid barometer, a rare element in calendar clocks of the day
  • A stately brass and glass casing gives a view into the clock's inner workings
  • The enamel clock face is signed "Manoah Rhodes Bradford and Paris."
  • Circa 1875
  • 9 3/4" wide x 7" deep x 17 1/2" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    9 3/4 Inches
  • Height:
    17 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    7 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
This exceptional gilt brass perpetual calendar clock, retailed by English goldsmith Manoah Rhodes, is a stellar example of functional beauty. An elegant timepiece in the Neoclassical style, it boasts an aneroid barometer, a rare element in calendar clocks of the day. Subtle foliate engraving and enamel faces enhance this piece's tasteful charm. A stately brass and glass casing gives a view into the clock's inner workings. The enamel clock face is signed "Manoah Rhodes Bradford and Paris." Circa 18759 3/4" wide x 7" deep x 17 1/2" highClockmaker Manoah Rhodes is said to have established his business in 1836 in Bradford in partnership with his sons Manoah Sharpley Rhodes and Joseph Rhodes. In 1888, the firm was registered as a limited liability company under the name of Manoah Rhodes and Sons, Ltd., and continued to do business well into the 20th century. The Rhodes were noted silver and goldsmiths as well as a jewelers, and the elder Rhodes was thought to have been a barometer salesman; several 19th century barometers have been found bearing the Manoah Rhodes signature. Rhoades often also used "and Paris" when retailed clocks from France, such as this example.The term perpetual calendar is used in watchmaking to describe a calendar mechanism in a watch that displays the date correctly 'perpetually', taking into account the different lengths of the months as well as leap year's day.Reference:Directory of Gold & Silversmiths: Jewellers & Allied Traders 1838-1914, From the London Assay Office Registers, 1987, John Culme
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