Chinese fire clock replica, made by J. Bishop, Melbourne, 1959.

Reproduction of a Chinese fire clock, in form of a body of a dragon hollowed like boat with 11 cross wires supporting a taper. Each cords holds a metal ball above a brass dish. The lighted taper or incense stick burns gradually and ignites the cords so that the metal balls fall onto the brass dish, sounding the passage of time.

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