A miniature carriage clock on bronze and cloisonné enamel sculptural presentation stand, circa 1880.
The presentation stand
The sculptural patinated bronze presentation stand is in the form of an ostrich. On the back of the animal there is a gilt canopy with cloisonne enamel decoration. On the oval white onyx base lined with further cloisonne enamel there is a gilt figure in Eastern dress.
The miniature clock
Depicted on the 3-cm wide polychrome porcelain dial is a girl in a landscape below the Arabic numerals. The spade hands are made of blued steel.
The movement is driven by a spring barrel and has eight day duration. It is being regulated by a platform lever escapement with a bi-metallic balance with adjustment screws. The backplate of the movement is silvered.
The rectangular gilt brass case has finely cut mouldings and is surmounted by a handle. There is a beveled glass panel on top which shows the escapement. There are further beveled glass panels to all sides. The moulded base is raised on flat feet.