Fine bone china astronomical clock mug

Fine bone china astronomical clock mug

Product code: 30169533\1

Availability: In stock

Featuring the intricate clock face of Hampton Court Palace's astronomical clock this fine bone china mug will soon become a firm favourite for your tea break. Designed and handmade in the UK this luxurious mug shows all of the detail found on the original astronomical clock including the zodiac signs and roman numerals.

  • *English fine bone china mug
  • *Handmade in the UK
  • *Dimensions: 84x76x110mm
  • *Dishwasher safe
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Featuring the intricate clock face of Hampton Court Palace's astronomical clock this fine bone china mug will soon become a firm favourite for your tea break. Designed and handmade in the UK this l Read More...

£35.00
  • Product Information
    • The astronomical clock was constructed between 1540 and 1542 at the time that Henry VIII was rebuilding the former palace of Cardinal Wolsey. The tower in which it was constructed overlooks Clock Court and one of the three bells in the belfry is the oldest part of the palace.

      The bell was cast in 1478, having been given to Cardinal Wolsey by the Knights of St John in Jerusalem who leased the Manor of Hampton Court to Cardinal Wolsey on the 11th January 1514. This clock was designed before the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo, prior to which it was the general belief that the sun revolved around the earth rather than the earth around the sun.

      Therefore, it will be noted that, on the clock, the earth is represented by a small globe projecting in the centre, while the sun goes round it on a pointer.

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