Minature wall clock.
Silvered dial, the chapter ring with Roman hours I-XII and half-hour marks around an inner circle divided to quarter hours.
Later single blued-steel; hand.
Above the chapter ring a silvered brass panel pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls and birds flanking a mask surmounted by a royal crown.
Weight-driven movement with verge escapement enclosed in a brass box with two holes at the bottom for the weight lines. A hoop and two spikes at the back for wall mounting. Opening doors at the sides.
Pendulum suspended from a long bracket at the front above the chapter ring.
- Made in: France (?)
- Height: 11.85 centimetres
- Width: 7.8 centimetres
- Diameter: 5.3 centimetres (including pendulum cock and back hoop)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCC3808
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