SKELETON MANTEL CLOCK Ca. 1800 Belgium
SKELETON MANTEL CLOCK
in the manner of Sarton
The eight-day spring-driven movement has going and striking trains. The going train has pin-wheel escapement with a short, heavy compensation pendulum with knife-edge suspension, whilst the striking train is regulated by a countwheel and indicates the hours fully and the half-hours with a single stroke on a bell on top of the movement.
The circular enamelled dial has a Roman chapter ring, with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel hands. In addition, there is a counter-balanced blued-steel central sweep seconds hand.
The brass skeleton is situated on a shaped black-marble base. There are two brass pillars, which are surmounted by two arches, on which the movement is positioned. The prominent pendulum moves between the pillars. The whole rests on six shaped brass feet.
Duration 8 days
Height 48 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 11 cm.