MINIATURE HORIZONTAL TABLE CLOCK Ca. 1790 French
MINIATURE HORIZONTAL TABLE CLOCK Circa 1790
The spring-driven, day-going movement of this miniature table clock is constructed between brass plates. It has a going train only, which has verge escapement with hairspring balance and regulation, situated on the backplate. The balance oscillates under a shaped pierced and engraved bridge.
The circular enamel dial is mounted on the gilt brass top plate of the case. The corners have engraved spandrels depicting flowers, set in a border engraving. The dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour divisions with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair gilt-brass hands.
The fire-gilt brass case of this square miniature table clock has framed windows to the sides. The clock is wound from the back for which there is a winding hole with a shutter in the hinged bottom plate, which gives access to the movement. The clock rests on four shaped bun feet.
Duration one day
Height 3.9 cm Width 5.8 cm Depth 5.8 cm