handcrafted by woodandroot
This big Prague Astronomical 12 Hour wall clock is made of several layers of wood, woodstained and painted high quality acrylic paint. The front elements of the clock are decorated with intricate engraving. Copper coated elements are used in the construction of this clock model.
While making the design of a new clock we were inspired by Prague Orloj, which is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself has three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; statues of various Catholic Saints stand on either side of the clock; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures???����notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year's night.
This replica has 12 hour display, all other components (like the zodiacal ring) are static and don't move together with the main clock mechanism.
Clock size 40 cm / 16 in
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*AA batteries are not included
**the clock hands can slightly differ from those you see on the pictures
*** I also remind you that in some countries (European Union, UK, Canada, etc.) you will need to pay government customs duties. If this amount was not included in the invoice at the time of ordering, you may need to pay it upon receipt.
Pavel and Zhenia
woodandroot project was founded summer 2012 in moscow, russia. at that very time we chose materials we like and trends we wish to follow. we respected things with their own history which were discovered on flea markets all around the world.we were attracted to peculiar driftwood thrown out on salty ocean beaches. roots and branches of hurricane blown trees in eurasian greenwood and tropical jungles. each of these wood pieces had its own story that belonged to a certain place.
when we made a light or an interior item we made it alive again by opening a new page of its existence. we cannot imagine our life without travelling. why waiting a holiday or a weekend to go somewhere?! so work that is tightly knit with wandering and exploring the world became the keynote of our story.
together with this notion the idea of production mobility was born. we can work anywhere practically under any conditions.mobility is inextricably linked with lack of unnecessary things and thoughts. this concept grew out into interest of happy life in ultra compact spaces of vans, tiny houses and tents. while exploring new spheres we became interested in modern technologies like cnc machining and microcontrollers which help to create not only practical things for life but kinetic and light installations for the soul.
Zhenia and Pavel
We are doing our best to ship it asap!Though usually we ship the items in 4-10 business days.
- Europe 14-30 days*
- North America 20-35 days*
If there are some MAJOR HOLIDAYS - the shipping time can be twice long.When you receive your order, if you are not happy with your purchase please contact us and we’ll try our best to work it out for you. However the buyer is expected to pay for any shipping charges for returns. Please make sure you ship it by air otherwise return shipping can take too long!
If the item doesn`t arrive after the control period mentioned above we make a refund.If you have any questions feel free to ask .
*- Delivery delays are possible during the epidemic COVID-19