A rare miniature French brass lantern clock with alarm clock, around 1750, On the brass case is a bell in a bell cross crowned by a decorative vase standing on four decorative vases.
The 7.4 cm diameter white enamel dial has Roman hour numerals surrounded by a minute division and Arabic minute numerals for the five minute indication. The hands are made of engraved and blued steel and the alarm disc of engraved brass.
The movement is powered by a weight and has a running time of 30 hours. It is regulated by a verge escapement in combination with a silk suspension pendulum. Alarm work on the bell.
On the brass case is a bell in a bell cross crowned by a decorative vase standing on four decorative vases. On the front is a pierced, engraved fret with foliage. On the sides are unengraved frets with doors underneath. The small clock has four turned legs and is hung with a bracket and spurs.
Miniature lantern clocks are rare and the vast majority are equipped with only an alarm clock. These clocks were probably made for the bedrooms. This clock is rare only because of its very small dimensions.
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