Precision and Splendor

Link to video of Isabel Losada

Education Intern Isabel Losada examines a pediment clock by 18th-century French clockmaker Lenoble á Paris.

Link to video of Sara Sampoli

Education Intern Sara Sampoli describes Henry Arlaud and Pierre II Huaud’s gold enamel pendant watch.

Link to video of Vanessa Yuan

Education Intern Vanessa Yuan analyzes a barometer clock by French cabinetmaker Andres-Charles Boulle.

Link to video of Allie Rosen

Education Intern Allie Rosen discusses an 18th-century French clock and vase set attributed to clockmaker Jean Martin.

Link to video about Weber table clock

This Gilt-Brass and Silver Table Clock with Astronomical and Calendrical Dials (c. 1653) was made by David Weber. The clock is featured in the exhibition Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collectionon display from January 23, 2013, through March 9, 2014.

 
Link to video of Kevin Birth lecture

The clocks in the exhibition Precision and Splendor reflect some of the major debates about time that have occurred over the last five hundred years. This lecture discusses the relevance of the exhibited clocks  to our understanding of some of the great historic changes in timekeeping, including the Gregorian calendar and the Counter-Reformation, the Copernican revolution, the replacement of solar time with mean time, and the French Revolution's failed experiment with decimal time.
 

 
Link to video about Breguet Gilt-Bronze Carriage clock

The Gilt-Bronze Carriage Clock with Calendar by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747–1823) and Antoine-Louis Breguet (1776–1858) is featured in the exhibition Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collectionon display from 

Link to video about Weber table clock

For more information about the conservation of this clock, click here.