LANTAARNKLOK Antoinne Coignet AParis Ca. 1700
MINIATURE LANTERN CLOCK,
Signed: Antoinne Coignet AParis
The 12-hour, weight-driven brass movement of this lantern clock has going and alarm trains, constructed between vertical bars. The going train has a horizontal verge escapement and a short silk-suspended pendulum. The alarm train is situated behind the going train.
The brass dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour and quarter-hour divisions. The centre is engraved with floral and vine motifs and below the middle the maker’s signature Antoinne Coignet AParis. Behind the single blued-steel hand is an Arabic alarm disc.
The brass case of this miniature lantern clock is of typical form with two doors to the sides and an iron backplate with hoop and spikes. It is surmounted by a bell in bell strap. There are three pierced frets surrounding the top plate, the front one engraved with a satyr head. The top corners are embellished by turned finials forming one piece with the corner pillars, which terminate in drop finials at the bottom. The bell is surmounted by a similar finial.
Duration 12 hours
Height 21 cm
Width 11 cm
Depth 11 cm
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 134.