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In video: Watch a whimsical ancient clock at work

The 18th century timepiece features an animated scene with dancing figures and waterfall effects.

A highly ornate 18th century clock has been unveiled at York Art Gallery.

The remarkable object features dancing figures, spinning stars, music, and waterfall effects – all housed in a velvet and gold case. A figure of Hercules strikes a bell at the top of the timepiece to mark the quarter-hours.

Visitors to the museum will be able to see the clock in action on Wednesday and Saturdays.

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