Venice Astronomical Clock replica Twelve Constellations Wall Clock 30cm

(2 customer reviews)

AUD $128.50

A replica of the famous 15th century Astronomical Clock in Venice, this wall clock is handmade with several layers of wooden pieces that faithfully follow the original design. Stained and painted with eco-friendly acrylic paints, the front elements of the clock are decorated with intricate engraving of Roman numerals, signs of the Zodiac and the related constellations. It is an elegant decorative timepiece, rich of historical memory.
  • High-quality quartz movement ensures accurate time and absolutely quiet environment.
  • Easy to install and comes with a hook.
  • Finish/colour: brown
  • Dimensions: 11.8″W x 11.8″H (300mmW x 300mmH)
  • 1 AA battery required(not included)

* Please understand that this clock is handmade, and even though artisans make every effort to create only the best, natural blemishes and imperfections are what make each piece unique.

Description

Historical Fact: The Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, along with its large Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece of technology and engineering, form an essential part of the very image of Venice. For more than 500 years, they have measured out the flow of life and history within the city.

The original clock face comprises: a fixed marble circle inscribed with the hours in Roman numerals; a mobile larger ring, bearing the signs of the Zodiac and the related constellations, the names of the months and the number of the days; a thinner ring bearing the hour hand in the form of a sun with a long ray; and an inner disk with the Earth (at the centre) and the Moon, which rotates on its axis to represent its various phases. The clock face as it appears nowadays is the result of a simplification of the late 15th century original, which also had the planets laid out according to the Ptolemaic system, each with its own ring so that it could rotate independently. The moving rings are in wood faced with stout sheets of copper enamelled in blue, with the numbers and the stars in gilded embossed copper; the signs of the Zodiac are particularly well crafted and date from the original clock face.

With the passage of days and months, the different speeds of the rings mean that the symbols of the sun and moon enter into the various constellations of the Zodiac.

 

2 reviews for Venice Astronomical Clock replica Twelve Constellations Wall Clock 30cm

  1. ML

    Melina L

    Came all very well packed and earlier than was proposed. Strongly recommend

  2. J

    Jason

    Excellent quality. Perfectly fit into the interior.

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