The Devenish clock's round timepiece is centered over long laurel-leaf cuts and it's crowned by an architectural lintel combed with parallel wedge cuts. Those same wedge cuts sweep in a curve down the sides for a powdered-wig effect. The 6-inch-wide base tilts slowly back to better display the clock face; a row of tiny strawberry cuts adorns the front of the base. The effect is ornate and antique, but the size of the clock downplays the formality of the design. The 1-3/4-inch round clock face indicates the time with slender black hour, minute, and second hands and black Roman numerals in a classic typeface.
To preserve its clarity, remove the timepiece and wash the clock's crystal body with a mild liquid soap and warm (not hot) water; do not wash in dishwasher as this may permanently etch surface of crystal. Certain water may leave a lime or mineral deposit on the crystal; if that happens, vinegar on a soft, nonabrasive cloth will help remove the deposit. Polish with a lint-free cloth. Crystal can focus sunlight into a concentrated beam that could potentially scorch rugs or furniture, so do not store or display in direct sunlight. The clock measures 4 by 6 inches and the clock face is 1-3/4 inches in diameter. One 375-type battery is included, as are instructions for activating the clock. --Garland Withers