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Title: 1966M141 The Titus Clockcase
Description: 1966M141
The Titus Clockcase, 1776-78
Makers: Boulton & Fothergill

The partnership between Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill began in 1762. They created a number of different products at the Soho Manufactory but they were best known for their ormolu mounts. Within a few years they had won the reputation of being the largest producers of decorative ormolu of their day.
Titus, shown here was the elder son of Roman Emperor Vespasian, succeeding as his father in AD79, he became one of Rome's most popular rulers.
Keywords:
Applied Arts
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18th Century
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Roman
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Clock
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Glass
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Classical Roman
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Ormolu
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Art Movement
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Neoclassicism
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Marble
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchased, 1966.