MINIATURE LANTERN CLOCK Ca. 1760 Italy
MINIATURE LANTERN CLOCK
The day-going spring-driven brass movement of this lantern clock has going and alarm trains, constructed between vertical bars. The going train has a horizontal verge escapement, situated on the top plate and a short pendulum. The going train is wound from the front, whereas the alarm is wound from the back.
The arched brass dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour and quarter-hour, divisions. The time is indicated by a single shaped blued-steel hand, whilst the alarm time is set by a straight blued-steel hand. The four corners and the arch are engraved with floral and vine motifs
The brass case has four steel corner pillars, two brass doors to the sides and a backplate with hoop and spikes. It is surmounted by a bell on a bell stand.
Duration: 24 hours
Height 13 cm
Width 7 cm
Depth 8 cm.