An Austrian parcel gilt sculptural quarter striking mantel clock with double automaton, circa 1830.
- € 14.500 ($ 18 744.15 U.S. dollars)
- 59.00 cm / 23 in
- 31.50 cm / 12 in
- 14.50 cm / 6 in
30-hour anchor movement with connection to the blinking eyes, rack half hour striking on a gong with connection to the Cupid automaton, carved gilt wood case.
11-cm enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals and Breguet hands, skeletonized centre with gilt brass Cupid sharpening his arrows with connection to the half hour rack striking on a gong, 30-hour movement with silk suspended pendulum and anchor escapement with connection to the eyes of the carved gilt wood Chinese figure holding a double parasol seated on a rockwork base, rectangular plinth on bun feet. Very amusing clock with the moving eyes when the clock runs and the Cupid automaton when the clock strikes.