The interesting dial with a beautiful young women holding a skull in her hand.
The explanation of the subject is the circle of life .
Above the head of the lady an apparture and behind a circulare dial rotating and indicates the hours of the day/night visible
in the night by a candle inside the case.
The typical Italien Barok ebonized wooden case with nicely detailed gilded woodcarvings .
The movement very inspired from the invention of the famous scientist Christiaan Huygens The inventor of the verg pendulum
He invented the pendulum movement aroun 1657.
With this clock the escapement is built on the bottom side off the rectangular movement.
At the backside of the clock the backdoor and inside the system to hold the candle to light the time on the front of the clock.
This system was made off thin iron and protected the to go fire.
The kind if chimney connected to the system is to bring the smoke and heat outside the case.
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