A unique clock valued at £150,000 (approx. $235,000) has gone on public display at Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland, writes belfastlive.co.uk. Northern Ireland is a province of the U.K.
The elegant clock was designed to reflect the luxury and historic significance of the Titanic, and the dignity of the people who built it, writes belfastlive.co.uk. It was handed over to Belfast City Council on June 15th. The clock is a one-off created last year that was owned by a local Belfast businessperson.
Its dome shape was crafted to recall the departure of RMS Titanic from Belfast in 1912, writes belfastlive.co.uk. Cloisonné enamel work illustrates the ship’s domed glass ceiling. Lengths of gold ribbon are used for the partitions, and the design contains 22 intricate enamel colors and 200 gold spangles.
The businessperson said his rationale for making the loan was to mark the start of a “new era” in Belfast politics thanks to the creation of the new Belfast City Council.