,
Random
Epping

Qingbai wine ewer and basin

Gold pectoral

Goldhawk Road

St Margaret’s Church

Hawai’ian feather cape

South Wimbledon

The Portobello menu

Northfields

Croxley

Eclairs with fresh cream and raspberries

Limestone door ос

Newbury Park

High Barnet

Woodside Park

News from our friends
Into the future
Elizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly through political shifts, cultural change and technological advances. Traditional institutions of law, religion and politics have suffered loss of ...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton Street, London on 21 April 1926. A happy childhood was spent with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, and younger sister Margaret Rose. ...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)
Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, ...
George V (1910 - 1936)
Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 28, and so it was his second son, George, who followed him as king. George had learned the navy's traditions of duty and. Blue-eyed, blunt, and ...
House of Windsor
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three generations of heirs. They, it was expected, would reign as monarchs of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In fact, the name survived only 16 years. In ...
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
Automated clock in the form of a galleon, by Hans Schlottheim (1545-1625)
 (голосов: 0)
There was a great fascination for automated machines at the end of the XVI century. Hans Schlottheim of Augsburg was one of the most famous makers of these machines.

This gilt-copper and steel automation was designed to trundle along a grand table to announce a banquet. It is made in the form of a galleon, with sailors wielding hammers to strike the hours and quarter hours on bells in the crow’s nests. It also shows the time on a dial at the bottom of the main mast. Music is played on a small regal organ and a drum-skin stretched over the base of the hull. On board the Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, led by heralds, process before their emperor, who is seated on a throne beneath the main mast. As a grand finale, the ship fires its cannons for the entertainment of the dinner guests.

Automated clock in the form of a galleon, by Hans Schlottheim (1545-1625)


From Augsburg, South Germany, c. AD 1585.
Ht. 99 cm.
Gift of Octavius Morgan, MP.




Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.