Miniature Japanese Wood Pillar Clock. A good quality Edo period Japanese miniature pillar timepiece with a drawer to hold the original winding key and original glazed removable hood. The one-day, weight-driven brass movement has an engraved skeletonized front plate, a verge escapement regulated by a shaped brass pendulum and has finely turned decorative corner and movement posts, wheelwork and arbors. The scale has finely engraved 'hours'. The lead weight carries the shaped brass hand that points to the time as it descends through the day. The vast majority of pillar clocks are over sixteen inches long. It is exceedingly rare to find such a wonderfully preserved example in a diminutive size.
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