Fire Clock Replica - Dragon, Chinese, 1959 Reg. No: ST 024869
- Chinese fire clock replica, made by J. Bishop, Melbourne, 1959.
Reproduction of a Chinese fire clock, in form of a body of a dragon hollowed like boat with 11 cross wires supporting a taper. Each cords holds a metal ball above a brass dish. The lighted taper or incense stick burns gradually and ignites the cords so that the metal balls fall onto the brass dish, sounding the passage of time.
|Dimensions:||25 cm (Height), 6 cm (Width), 40 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||fire clocks, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Science & Measurement Collection|
|Maker:||Miss J. Bishop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|