MINI LANTERN CLOCK WITH ENAMEL DIAL Ca. 1750 France
MINI LANTERN CLOCK WITH ENAMEL DIAL
The 12-hour, weight-driven brass movement of this lantern clock has going and and striking trains, constructed between vertical bars. The going train has a horizontal verge escapement and a short silk-suspended pendulum.
The white enamel dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour, Arabic five minutes and minutes divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of brass pierced and engraved hands.
The brass case of this miniature lantern clock is of typical form with two doors to the sides and a backplate with hoop and spikes. It is surmounted by a bell. The top corners are embellished by turned brass finials. There are four drop finials below the bottom plate. Around the bell are three pierced frets, the front one engraved, depicting a satyr head.
Duration 12 hours
Height 19 cm
Width 10 cm
Depth 10 cm.
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 134.