Definition of tabernacle clock in English:
A small clock having a metal case in the form of a tower.
- One particularly popular style of clock was the tabernacle clock similar to this example.
- The clocksmiths of Augsburg, who, in the 1500s, were among the most sophisticated horologists in the world, wrote down in great detail what a then ‘state-of-the-art’ clock looked like in the 1530s; they described what we would now call a striking, four-sided, renaissance tabernacle clock with astronomical indications, including an astrolabe dial.
- There is also a number of tabernacle clocks dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, silver pocket watches from the same period, portal-clocks, a picture clock, wall clocks, longcase clocks, lanterns, travel watches and the like.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.