A rare small French walnut sculptural ‘zappler’ table clock, Neuburger & Cie, circa 1850.
The 1.9-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals and is signed Neuburger & Cie Paris. The hands are made of blued steel.
The brass plated movement is driven by a spring barrel and has a day duration. It is being regulated by a tic-tac escapement in combination with a front pendulum. The brass bracket with which the movement is connected to the case is signed Neuburger Paris.
The dial is fitted in the belly of a well carved walnut figure with a cocked hat on his hat. The back of the figure has a hinged panel which gives access to the movement. The whole is placed on a octagonal base.