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A French brass striking lantern clock, signed on the dial C F Suedois Angers, c. 1650. The brass case has an engraved dial and is surmounted by a bell, partly hidden by the cast brass front fret, showing grotesque fishes with intertwined tails, often referred to as a dolphin fret. The drop finials are screwed into the pillars. There are two doors to the sides. The dial has a brass chapter ring with Roman hour numerals, with half-hour and quarter-hour divisions. The time is indicated by a single cast brass hand. There is a large Arabic alarm disc in the middle, with a Tudor rose cast in relief. There are comma-shaped knobs on the rim of the alarm disc to facilitate turning. The weight-driven 12-hour movement is constructed between plates. The going train has verge escapement and an original balance. • Height: 23 cm. 



The Horological Foundation Desk Diary Project.


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