Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Empire pendulum clock

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Empire pendulum clock

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Empire pendulum clock
Year
c. 1840
Technique
Alabaster, brass and mahogany
Size
h. 19 x b. 29 x d. 6,5 cm
Inventorynumber
1241
Description

Alabaster pendulum clock with brass mechanism and mahogany base

Category
Applied art

Museum

Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum

Conclusion

Who turned this pendulum clock in to the police during the war in no longer known; it is possible that the object was once the property of a Jewish owner.

Explanation

During the Second World War, a ‘woman living on the Boulevard’ brought this pendulum clock to the former local police station on Balastkade in Vlissingen. When the police moved to Breestraat, it was found in the archive. In 1977, the police gave the clock to the museum.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1945
Unknown (possible Jewish property), Vlissingen

Museum inventory

1945 <> 1977
Police station, Vlissingen

Museum inventory

1977
Given to the museum for safekeeping by Vlissingen police

Museum inventory

1977 <> present day
Muzeeum